6 Ways to Ensure a Speedy Mommy Makeover Recovery

Posted on: May 28, 2020 in

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Mothers give up everything for their children, including their bodies. And often, no amount of exercise or diet can get you back to where you were pre-baby. 

The Mommy Makeover is a personalized set of plastic surgery procedures that help to reverse some of the impacts pregnancy and age have on a woman’s body. Mommy Makeover surgery often includes a tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation, and liposuction.

6 Ways to Ensure a Speedy Mommy Makeover Recovery

Even though the Mommy Makeover includes several techniques, it is a straightforward process, and with the use of Dr. Halpern’s “Finesse Technique”, the recovery process is also relatively easy. While your healing period will depend on your chosen surgeries, the recovery basics remain the same. 


Dr. Joseph Halpern invented the “Finesse Technique ®” which helps his patients experience less pain and bleeding, and have a quicker recovery. 


These six tips can help ensure that you will have a speedy Mommy Makeover recovery.

1. Get Enough Rest

One of the most important things you can do for a speedier recovery is to ensure that you get enough rest. Resting allows your body time to recharge and focus your energy on healing. 

Ask your plastic surgeon how much downtime you will need so you can schedule time off work and your daily activities.

2. Wear Compression Garments

Many plastic surgery procedures, such as breast augmentation and tummy tuck surgery, require you to wear compression garments after surgery to reduce swelling and promote circulation. These tight compression garments can feel constricting and be challenging to keep clean; however, you must wear them for the duration that your surgeon suggests. Garments help to hold your body in the contouring shape so that you avoid any irregularities from developing. Additionally, they help quicken recovery by facilitating the healing process.

3. Clean Your Drains

If your procedure includes a drain (to prevent fluid build-up), it is important to empty the drain, monitor and record the amount of fluid, and keep the drain clean. If you do not empty and clean the drain, an abscess can collect, and an infection can form. This will lengthen your recovery time.

4. Eat a Nutritious Diet

Our bodies need proper nutrition to function and heal at a regular rate. Eating wholesome food, including fruits and vegetables, will ensure your body has the energy it needs to recuperate.

5. Follow Your Prescription

If your plastic surgeon prescribed any medication, it is essential to take it, and make sure that you are following the safe and proper dosage. This medication can help with recovery and reduce the risk of infection or other complications.

6. Avoid Strenuous Exercise

Strenuous physical activities can weaken your body, pulling its energy from the recovery process. Additionally, intense physical activities can increase the chance of incisions being reopened.

Interested in Learning More?

If you are ready for your Mommy Makeover, schedule your consultation with Dr. Halpern by calling 813-872-2696 or by filling out our online contact form.



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Dr. Halpern is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.


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Dr. Halpern has operated on patients from many countries and almost every state in the U.S. Some of these countries are:

Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

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