Mommy Makeover Basics: Consultation, Downtime, Recovery

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In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the simple basics on the mommy makeover procedure for recent new mothers. This treatment often involves multiple related procedures, and is often ideal in the months following a birth after the body has healed. 

At the offices of Steven Warnock MD, we offer high-quality mommy makeover services for women in Salt Lake City and other parts of Utah, ensuring the best possible care and safety. Dr. Warnock is highly experienced in performing these types of procedures, with many successful makeovers under his belt. Here are some of the other simple basics to be aware of with regard to this treatment and what to expect.

Doctor Consultation and Questions

One of the key parts of the mommy makeover to be prepared for is a consultation with the doctor. This is a crucial first step that evaluates your individual case to determine what kind of treatment might be best, and this can be highly personalized. You will also likely have some general questions about the procedure and recovery period that you should ask the doctor in order to understand everything fully.

Your doctor may also ask you some basic questions such as your medical history and any relevant conditions you may have in order to determine if the procedure is suitable.

Immediate Downtime

Following the mommy makeover, which can be an extensive procedure, one of the key factors to consider is downtime from work and major child-rearing tasks. Two weeks of full-on downtime is typically recommended here – ideally, your partner will be able to provide support while you rest and recover. You will likely also need some assistance around the home in the days or weeks following, or else arrange for some respite care if possible.

Recovery Process

And when it comes to long-term recovery from this treatment, the exact timeline will differ from case to case – it’s best to follow your doctor’s instructions on this matter. Generally speaking, though, you can expect some soreness and swelling in the days after the makeover which should gradually subside as time passes.

You can usually begin some level of activity after two weeks, though you should wait at least four weeks (and often closer to six) before returning to any major physical exercise. If you have any questions or concerns about the recovery process, be sure to raise them with your doctor during a follow-up appointment.

Ultimately, there are few better ways to feel empowered and renewed than through a mommy makeover. Get in touch with our staff here at the offices of Steven Warnock MD today for more information on this procedure and how we can help, or to sit down with Dr. Warnock for a consultation about this or any of our other procedures.