How Long is Recovery from a Mommy Makeover?

While every Mommy Makeover surgery is different – that’s because it’s highly personalized to each patient – most people can expect their recoveries to last about two to three weeks. Most of the recovery will take place over the first ten days; by the second or third week  you’ll be feeling more like your normal (and now fabulous!) self.

Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from the duration of your Mommy Makeover recovery, based on board-certified Dr. Robert Vitolo’s recommendations and insights.


*Individual results may vary

What Should I Expect from My Mommy Makeover Recovery?

Patients are able to go home the day of their Mommy Makeover surgery. Dr. Vitolo recommends that patients try to be up and walking around in the days immediately after the surgery, and to only lay down for sleep. This gentle activity helps promote faster and healthier healing than remaining sedentary for days at a time.

Patients should expect to take the first seven to 10 days off from work, especially if more manual work is part of the job. Dr. Vitolo also recommends avoiding housework during this pivotal time, so patients may want to prep their partners for the extra work during their Mommy Makeover recovery.

Dr. Vitolo points out that strenuous exercise should be avoided for the first three to four weeks after the Mommy Makeover surgery, or until he’s given the green light.

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Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

You’re a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover if your body has changed as a result of one or more pregnancies, and you’re having trouble getting it back through diet and exercise. These changes can include:

  • Drooping, sagging breasts
  • Loss of breast volume
  • Tummy pooch
  • Excess skin (especially around the abdomen)
  • Stubborn fat
  • And more

“I had a procedure done by Dr. Vitolo a week ago today which I’m very happy with. Only one week after the procedure and I can already see the significant improvement in the eyes.

Dr. Vitolo was very professional, thoughtful, answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable.

I highly recommend Dr. Vitolo. His staff is also amazing.” *

MCHappy Patient


Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about what you can expect from your Mommy Makeover surgery?

Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo at his plastic surgery practice by filling out the consultation form on this page or by calling 718-619-8869 to get more information or to make an appointment at one of his 3 offices. 

During this difficult time of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic we have taken precautions to protect our patients and staff from danger.  Dr Vitolo is offering complimentary Virtual Consultations on your computer,smartphone or tablet for all procedures. To request a consultation with Dr. Vitolo call 718-619-8869.

Dr. Vitolo serves the greater New York Metropolitan area including Manhattan, Staten  Island, Brooklyn, and New Jersey.

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