When Will I Feel Better After a Mommy Makeover?

Tags:3 weeks post-op recovery compression garment

Hello! Is it easy to recover from a Mommy Makeover? What is the minimum recovery time? I have to attend a reunion 20 days after my procedure and I don’t know if I’ll be able to get into the dress that I already bought for this event, or if I can even attend it at all. I know… first world problems, but for me it’s kind of important to meet all my friends from college because I don’t know if I’ll get another chance to do that again. Thanks!

janetteis

F, 41, Massachusetts

Hi! You will have to wear a compression garment both on your breasts and stomach for around 2 weeks and should probably be off prescription pain killers by that time. After that, it really depends on the individual. Attending a reunion less than three weeks after surgery may be cutting it close, but I would say, if you feel up to it, don't miss out on time with friends. However, I would wear comfortable, loose clothing and flat shoes, even if that isn't what you would wear otherwise, and make sure that you don't overdo it with strenuous activity.