It is very common for mommy makeovers to include both breast and tummy procedures. After surgery, your pain should be well managed with 1-2 oral pain pills every 4-6 hours if needed. All my mommy makeover patients are ambulating a few hours after surgery (of course walking flexed at their waist given the tummy tuck). Most surgeons will likely recommend no heavy lifting or strenuous activity for 5-6 weeks. Most of my mommy makeover patients are comfortable with driving 7-10 days after their surgery. I generally recommend taking at least 7-10 days off from a desk job after a mommy makeover procedure. Doing too much too soon can definitely increase your risk of healing problems or fluid collections (seromas). I also frequently use long acting numbing medicine to give nerve blocks that numb out the surgical sites for several days. This really improves my patient’s postoperative recovery.
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