When to Resume Your Gym Goals After Mommy Makeover Surgery

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At Bloomfield Plastic Surgery, patients near West Bloomfield, MI visit board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Julio M. Sosa to get their pre-pregnancy bodies back.

If you're considering a mommy makeover and are concerned about gaining back weight or losing muscle during your recovery period, keep reading to find out when you can resume your workouts after your procedures.

What is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is a customized set of procedures designed to help women slim, lift, and sculpt their bodies after giving birth.

Typically, mommy makeovers include procedures like:

  • Liposuction

  • Excess skin removal

  • Breast lift (with or without implants)

  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)

  • Nonsurgical fat reduction (such as CoolSculpting®)

  • Laser vaginal rejuvenation (like ThermiVa®)

  • Nonsurgical skin tightening (including Ultherapy® or Thermage®)

Because a mommy makeover will address different issues for each body, each patient's surgery, aftercare, and recovery will be different.

How long after a mommy makeover do I need to rest?

While there's no standard length of recovery, patients typically see a full recovery and results after six months if they've had multiple surgical procedures. However, you can resume your daily activities much sooner.

Depending on the extent of your surgery, you will have a short recovery period in the hospital, where you learn more about how to care for yourself at home.

In the first few weeks, the primary goal is to ensure surgical incisions heal correctly and no extra pressure is put on areas with implants or fat transfers. It can take a couple of weeks to be able to move around comfortably, but once you can, it's recommended that you do some light walking to improve circulation.

When can I start working out again after a mommy makeover?

When it comes to working out, recovery may feel a bit slower, but it's crucial to let your body heal before putting it through extra stress that can affect your final results. If you work out too soon, you increase your risk of pain, infections, poor cosmetic results, and a delay in healing.

Exercise and a healthy diet are integral to maintaining the results of your mommy makeover. You can typically start walking for fitness again after around 3 – 4 weeks, but you may need to wait 6 – 8 weeks to resume more strenuous cardio and a few months before doing crunches and lifting weights. Dr. Sosa will be able to answer more specific questions related to your surgery and workout regimen.

Benefits of a mommy makeover

While waiting for a full recovery may be frustrating, the result of a mommy makeover can be life-changing and help you recover your pre-baby body and self-esteem.

The benefits of a mommy makeover include:

  • The tightening of loose or sagging skin

  • Lifted and rejuvenated breasts

  • The reduction of stubborn fat pockets that can't be removed through diet and exercise

  • A flatter tummy

  • Slimmer hips and thighs

  • An improvement in the appearance of stretch marks

Find out when you can exercise after a mommy makeover in West Bloomfield, MI

If you're wondering how long after a mommy makeover you can get back to working out, the answer will depend on your specific surgery and recovery.

If you live near West Bloomfield, MI, Dr. Julio M. Sosa can give you specific recommendations regarding a mommy makeover. Schedule an appointment at Bloomfield Plastic Surgery to learn more.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.