In Toronto, mommy makeover procedures are the ultimate answer to post-baby body issues. A woman’s belly and breasts will go through dramatic changes during and after pregnancy. Miraculously, stretched and shifted tissue will significantly bounce back in time, but common problems remain for many moms after giving birth.
A mommy makeover is a familiar name for a combination of cosmetic surgeries that reshape the tummy, breasts and other areas, all at once. It stands to reason that if a person has multiple surgeries, they may have a lengthier recovery. On the other hand, it can be much more convenient than to recover from procedures separately. If you’re planning your own makeover, you’re likely curious to know exactly what the downtime will be like.
Toronto Mommy Makeover Recovery
Every person’s body and healing time is unique to them so averages can be given, but not specifics. The good news is, most patients describe the discomfort they experience while healing as tight and achy, more so than painful. You’ll have strong pain medication to take for the immediate post-op phase, and long-acting anaesthetic in your tissues to prevent intense pain in the first day or two.
- Tight, swollen skin in the treatment areas
- Minor bruising
- Numbness or tingling in some areas
- Temporary dizziness after general anaesthetic
You’ll be instructed to walk around slowly but regularly, which helps minimize the risk of blood clots. You’ll need to stay bent over slightly at the waist and avoid sitting or standing up straight.
Try to rest and have someone help you with preparing meals and household tasks. You may need assistance with your compression garment or washing. You’ll have a follow-up appointment booked at roughly one week, and your surgeon will give you ongoing instructions. Refrain from lifting anything over 10lbs and schedule at least a couple weeks off work.
2-4 Weeks Post Op
As you heal and nerves repair, you may begin to feel some strange sensations like itching, tingling, electric or prickly feelings. You’ll still feel tight, but the swelling will be decreasing, and bruising should be cleared up after 2 weeks. You can begin to stand straighter, and you’ll feel more mobile. Most people discontinue strong pain medication after the first week. You’ll still have activity restrictions such as no aerobic exercise or heavy lifting. Your compression garment will need to be in place tightly for another few weeks.
6 Weeks After Mommy Makeover in Toronto
You won’t feel completely healed yet, but 6 weeks is a good milestone. You’ll be allowed to go without the compression garment, start working out again, and ease back into lifting and carrying things as usual. Swelling often persists in the tissues for at least a few more months. The abdomen may show a little puffiness over the incision line, and you may still feel a tight sensation, but it shouldn’t limit you from functioning normally. You’ll be advised to take care of your scars using sun protection and possibly silicone sheeting.
6 Months After
By this point your scars should be faint, your swelling almost entirely gone, and you’ll be enjoying your new figure. Because each patient’s body is a little different, you might not feel completely finished by 6 months, but rest assured you’re nearly done. Scars continue to mature over the first year and nerves will still be regenerating so any residual numbness will usually resolve over time too.
If you have questions about the procedure, we’d love to hear from you. Contact Edelstein Cosmetic to book your consultation today.
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