Minimum recovery time needed after a mommy makeover?

Once I get my mommy makeover surgery, how long can I expect to be in recovery mode? Most importantly, how long will it take following my mommy makeover before I'm able to do things like light housework, light gardening, light yoga--nothing terribly ambitious but activities that involve some degree of movement without compromising my recovery? I'm a very active person so I need to get my head around my NOT being physically active for a good stretch. Maybe I can pursue more cerebral activities during my post-mommy makeover recovery period? That could be a plan!

wanda81

F, 36, Vermont

Thank you for the question but recovery can vary from patient to patient based on what is actually done in the “Mommy Makeover”. That said plan on at least a month for recovery 


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Hi.  Not all mommy makeovers are equivalent.  But most include a tummy tuck, and this is the rate limiting step in getting back to activities after surgery.  Usually, it takes about 4-6 weeks to get back to exercise after the procedure, so you will definitely be doing more cerebral activity instead of physical activity in that time period :))   Best of luck!

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