Mommy Makeover

How Long is Recovery After a Mommy Makeover?

April 20, 2023

Mommy Makeover

Being a mother should not keep you from looking and feeling beautiful. A mommy makeover undoes the effects of pregnancy to restore your youthful shape. This combination procedure improves all your areas of concern so you can enjoy life to the fullest. 

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy affects many parts of the body, and these effects go beyond the obvious ones, such as the abdomen and breasts. A mommy makeover is a procedure that is  customized just for you and addresses your personal needs. Dr. Coville has over 25 years of experience and uses this experience to provide a slimmer, more sculpted figure that restores your confidence. 

What is Included in a Mommy Makeover? 

A mommy makeover with Dr. Coville typically includes a few core procedures but may include many others, depending on your needs. Most mommy makeovers will include:

  • Abdominoplasty (a tummy tuck) to remove loose skin and repair abdominal muscles
  • Breast enhancement (a lift, augmentation, or both) to restore your breasts
  • Liposuction as needed for body contouring

Your consultation will allow you to discuss all your concerns, even those related to your intimate areas. You can combine almost any procedure with a mommy makeover for one recovery period and a lower cost. 

How Long is Recovery After a Mommy Makeover? 

Since each mommy makeover is a unique procedure, recovery times differ. Bruising, swelling, and discomfort will be most noticeable in the first few days after your procedure and will begin to fade within a week or two. You may be able to return to work after about two weeks if you have a minimally active job. Dr. Coville will monitor your progress and give you permission to return to work and other activities. 

Swelling will continue to improve over the following weeks, and you can start to see your results. Residual swelling can take six months or more to resolve, so your mommy makeover results will continue to evolve. You can expect to see your final results within a year.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Coville today and develop
a custom plan to reach your unique aesthetic goals!


What are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover can transform your life by restoring your confidence and helping you feel like your pre-baby self. Benefits of a mommy makeover include:

  • One recovery time for several procedures
  • Removal of loose, sagging skin
  • Repair of separated abdominal muscles
  • Improvements in intimate enjoyment and confidence
  • Access to Dr. Coville and his team during your recovery and even afterward

Your mommy makeover will restore your confidence in many areas, from the clothes you choose to how you interact with others. You will benefit from Dr. Coville’s knowledge and expertise as you enjoy your results. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

Good candidates for a mommy makeover should have reasonable expectations and no health problems that would affect your safety or recovery. Mommy makeover candidates should be within about 25 pounds of their goal weight for the best results. We recommend waiting until you have finished having children to have a mommy makeover so your results will last. 


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Take the Next Step 

Are you ready to learn more about a mommy makeover? Schedule a consultation with Cornerstone Plastic Surgery using the form below by calling 609-957-5652 to learn more!

Cornerstone Plastic Surgery has two premier locations in Linwood and Tom’s River, NJ.