Recovery will depend on the procedures performed in your custom holistic mommy makeover, as well as whether Dr. Whitfield needed to repair stretched or split abdominal muscles. This surgical technique will improve the look of a protruding lower abdomen that commonly appears after pregnancy or multiple pregnancies. The abdomen will feel tighter over the first few months following surgery. Most breast and abdominal procedures can be safely combined. Whether or not this is safe for you will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation.
A holistic mommy makeover is typically done under general anesthesia in an accredited surgery center and may or may not require an overnight stay. Although swelling following breast surgery may take in the range of three to six months to fully resolve, most patients will notice a marked improvement at six weeks and are able to get back to normal life in about two weeks after surgery, although you will need to limit vigorous exercise until given the medical okay to do so. Patients can generally begin walking the same day as the procedure, with full upright walking taking place at approximately 10 days post-op. You will have to take a few weeks off driving after holistic mommy makeover surgery until it is safe for you to operate a motor vehicle with a full range of motion. The time off work and driving varies based on the extent of surgery but could be as little as 1 to 2 weeks or more, depending on the type and extent of surgical procedures that have been performed.