Mommy Makeover: How Long Until I Can…?

If you’re considering a mommy makeover you’re going to want to know these basic recovery milestones! In this educational (AND fun!) Amelia Academy video, Jess and Gretta walk you through a typical mommy makeover recovery timeline and set your expectations…

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If you’re considering a mommy makeover you’re going to want to know these basic recovery milestones!

In this educational (AND fun!) Amelia Academy video, Jess and Gretta walk you through a typical mommy makeover recovery timeline and set your expectations on the most commonly asked about milestones.

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I know I want a mommy makeover.
I’m very interested, but it sounds like a lot.
I want to be able to plan my life around it,
so I want to ask you some questions that we always hear
about getting back to normal.
When can I shower? When can I exercise?
When can I drive? When can I pick up my kids again?
When can I have sex?
Help me understand how I can plan my life
around my mommy makeover.
A mommy makeover is a tough one
because it depends on which procedures you’re having done.
A mommy makeover really consists of
an abdomen surgery and a breast surgery.
Are we doing a lift? Are we doing a tummy tuck?
Are we just doing implants and liposuction?
It all is super dependent upon
which procedures you’re having done.
We’ll find that out at our consultation.
From what I’ve seen at our office
most of the time it involves a tummy tuck of some sort,
a mini or a full with liposuction,
as well as either a breast augmentation and/or a lift.
Let’s talk about it and answer these questions if it’s a tummy tuck
and some sort of breast surgery.
When can I shower?
If we’re doing a breast lift and/or breast augmentation
wih a tummy tuck, we’re looking at about 2 days.
2 to 4 days is when we ask that you take your shower,
which people love because they feel so much cleaner.
I can handle 2 to 4 days.
How about picking up kids?
That one’s a little harder.
It’s really hard for us to say you can’t pick up your newborn.
You can’t pick up your baby.
Ultimately when you’re in for your consultation,
I’m going to really dive into your life
and figure out how old your kids are.
I can show you a way to pick up your child to where you’re not
putting any strain on anything that you had done.
Heavy lifting, so really anything over about 10 to 15 pounds,
it’s about two weeks.
Exercise is a little bit different.
How about driving?
I need to take them to school, please.
I need to get rid of them. When can I drive them to school?
Not for the first week at least.
On average we ask that as long as you’re not taking pain meds
and you have full range of motion and you feel comfortable
if a child were to run out in the front of your car
that you can stop and feel comfortable and
confident about it, that you can drive.
It’s not usually for 7 to 10 days after the procedure.
That’s not too bad though. Someone else can help me out.
The hubby, he can do something.
How about exercise?
Exercise as far as cardio and getting back into smaller exercises
that are not weighted and getting your heart rate up really high,
it’s on average about 2 to 4 weeks.
When you’re getting back into activating your core and
lifting weights and getting back into your normal exercise routine,
6 weeks.
So like chill out for six weeks.
You probably should.
That’s why I had a mommy makeover.
I don’t want to have to work out hard anymore.
I know my husband may ask this question.
How about sex after a mommy makeover?
What do you want me to say?
That is the right answer.
Will he be at the consultation,
that’s the question.
Usually whenever you feel comfortable,
not when your husband feels comfortable,
but whenever you feel comfortable.
That was the best answer I’ve ever heard. Thank you.

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