American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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4 years ago

Mommy makeover

What is the recovery time for a mommy makeover? Breast augmentation ( which I have already done 10 years ago) redo those. Tummy tuck and liposuction my upper legs? Would I have to stay in the hospital? How long before I got get back to my normal routine?

Procedure: Mommy Makeover
Location: Lexington, KY

Replies 4

Adolfo Sesto
ASPS Int. Surgeon

Hello Ally. It is not safe to make more than 2 procedures per surgery to avoid raising your risks of possible complicationsç It is even forbidden.

Even more now with the Covid-19 surgery protocol.

You must divide your surgery in 2 differente times, in the order whished :

A. Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

B. Breast Augmentation

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. In most cases the tummy tuck will need the greatest amount of recovery time and I typically tell patients to take at least 2 weeks off, and preferably 3. Depending on what you mean by “normal” routine it may take longer.

Katerina Gallus
ASPS Surgeon
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Hello Ally and thank you for your question. Returning to your normal routine depends a bit on what that is to start. I tell my patients to expect the recovery time for a revision breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction to be 2-3 weeks. You should refrain from lifting anything heavier than your purse for 10-14 days and limit activity to walking. After 2 weeks you will begin to feel more mobile but for both the breast surgery and tummy tuck you should refrain from your usual exercise routine for 4-6 weeks. This surgery does not require a hospital stay, most patients go home the same day with good family support or the aide of a nurse. Best of luck!

Edward Domanskis

I want my patient moving right away after surgery but full recovery is usually about two to three weeks for full activity. II do this as an outpatient in my offices in Newport Beach or Miami. You can expect swelling for a long time until you see the final result. You do not need to lose weight for this. My offices are open and am doing elective surgery. You could set up a complimentary Zoom/Whatsup/Facetime or Skype consultation by contact

Dr. Ed Domanskis

President-American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons


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