What is the Recovery Time for a Mommy Makeover?

If the effects of pregnancy on your body have left you frustrated and self-conscious, you’re not alone. A mommy makeover may be the solution to restore your appearance and your confidence.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures designed to reverse the negative effects of pregnancy on the body. Fluctuating hormones and weight during pregnancy followed by breastfeeding often lead to unwanted changes to your body, such as sagging breasts, excess skin and fat around the abdomen, stretch marks, and more.

At El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, we’ll help you regain your pre-baby body and your confidence with a mommy makeover tailored to your needs. Our board-certified plastic surgeons are experienced in various procedures to reverse the effects of childbirth.

Mommy Makeover Procedure and Recovery

A mommy makeover can include a variety of procedures depending on the results you want. Because of this, every patient’s procedure and recovery will look a little different.

Dr. Sozer will perform your mommy makeover under general anesthesia, which will take a few hours. You’ll be able to return home the same day with the help of a friend or family member. 

Your recovery process will be unique to your procedure and your physical condition. Swelling, bruising, and soreness are normal for a few weeks after the surgery, and you should have help with routine chores and childcare for the first few days.

You should expect to take at least two weeks off work. Many women can return to regular activities within a few weeks, but you will need to avoid strenuous activities for about a month and a half. Full recovery from a mommy makeover takes several weeks.

What Procedures are Included in a Mommy Makeover?

El Paso Cosmetic Surgery offers several procedure options for your mommy makeover to ensure the best results. The most commonly included procedures address the breasts and abdomen.

Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation

Nursing and weight changes during pregnancy often lead to sagging and loss of volume in the breasts. Many women choose to have a breast lift for increased perkiness, or breast augmentation to restore breast fullness and symmetry.

Tummy Tuck

Pregnancy frequently leaves behind excess skin and fat around the stomach and can also stretch or damage the abdominal muscles, leading to a drooping, flabby abdomen. A tummy tuck can remove excess tissue and repair muscles for a slimmer, more contoured torso.


Liposuction is an effective way to regain definition and contour when stubborn fat deposits don’t respond to exercise and healthy eating. Liposuction can remove fat from the thighs, arms, abdomen, and more.

Request a Consultation

Start your journey toward natural-looking aesthetic enhancements by scheduling a consultation with one of the expert surgeons at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery. Fill out the consultation request form below and one of our team members will contact you shortly.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

If you’re done having children and are ready to get your pre-baby figure back, it may be time for a mommy makeover. Ideal candidates are healthy non-smokers that are already at their target weight. You will need to wait at least six months after breastfeeding before having a mommy makeover.

I had my procedure done with Dr. Sozer and I have to say, He is not only an amazing Doctor, but a great person! He is very patient and will answer all questions. The staff is also amazing. They take care of you very well. The entire process, from consult to aftercare is wonderful! Thank you Dr. Sozer and staff!!!! Would definitely recommend it!

*Individual results may vary.

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning more about mommy makeovers for yourself? Schedule a consultation at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery in El Paso, TX today by calling or texting (915) 351-1116.

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