How much recovery time after a Mommy Makeover?

I know how great Mommy Makeovers are for women whose bodies have been rendered a little worse for wear after giving birth, that it really helps alot with their confidence. So I think getting one myself could be perfect, I'm pretty excited about the possibilities. My only serious concern is how much time a girl needs to recover afterward. I am not in a position to be able to take a month or so away from my job, it's simply impossible, so this is very important to me. I think I'd choose “the whole works” if I was able to get one but would be prepared to forego any of the less important procedures if it significantly reduced the amount of recovery time. If I had no other options, that is. Thanks.


F, 43, Kentucky

Hi. although full healing and recovery may take 6-8 weeks, many patients can get back to non-strenuous jobs after 2 weeks.  It would be best to consult with a plastic surgeon so you can get an in-person answer to this question which may be slightly different for different people depending on the actual procedure you have.  Best of luck!

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From: A Woman, To: A Woman...A Mommy Makeover can be life changing for a woman. Depending on what the individual needs, the healing process can vary greatly. I would definitely suggest moving forward with a consultation to see what will be needed before you write off your chance at a Mommy Makeover. Depending on what is suggested for you, you can break the procedures up into different times so the healing process is not so hard on you. I would love to see you in my office some day. Take Care!

Dr. Samuels

After having a Mommy Makeover, my patients typically return to work in 7 days, depending on their line of work.  If your job requires heavy lifting you will need more time off.  You will still be sore, but will able to do simple tasks.  Your best bet be would be to have a few consultations with Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in your area.  I hope this information was helpful to you.  

Best Wishes, Dr. B.


   Generally I recommend recovery of at least 10-14 days out of work and you will be sore and swollen for 6weeks to 3 months. The reason for the time off work is you want to allow time for incisions to heal and give you the best scars and result possible. Good Luck!

A mommy makeover is a big procedure, But most patients recovery time is typically 7 days. You will not feel 100 percent after 7 days but you will be able to move more and do a lot more with much less discomfort. 

Hi Alexia, 

The recovery time for a mommy makeover is typically 7-10 work days, sometimes even sooner depending on your job. I would love discuss your options with you. I can be reached directly in our Ann Arbor office at 734-913-5100.

I look forward to talking with you soon!