What's the usual recovery time after a mommy makeover?

I am preparing to schedule a full mommy makeover surgery (breasts and stomach) but I need some idea of what to expect in terms of recovery time. I would like to use vacation for that as I don't want to tell anyone about the surgery. I only have so much vacation so I need to plan wisely. I would appreciate any input you can offer.


F, 35, Ohio

i would expect 2-3 weeks of recovery.  Depending on the amount of muscle work on the tummy tuck you may be restricted to <10lbs lifting for 6-8 weeks.

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The answer really depends on how much work needs to be done.  But, in general, I usually have my patients take 2 weeks off of work as long as their job doesn't require strenuous labor.  My patients cannot start doing strenuous activities for 4-6 weeks after a mommy makeover, if there has been any tightening of the abdominal muscles.  If you are not planning to have your muscles tightened, then the recovery may be much quicker.  Best of luck!

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