Mommy Makeover Recovery Supplies

Mommy Makeover Recovery Supplies

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The mommy makeover combines cosmetic procedures designed to return a woman’s body to the way it appeared before pregnancy. The most commonly performed procedures included in a mommy makeover are the tummy tuck and some form of breast surgery. Additional procedures often part of a mommy makeover include liposuction and a butt lift procedure.  If you are looking for a Mommy Makeover in Miami, you can contact us here.

Mommy Makeover Recovery

How long it will take to fully recover from your mommy makeover depends upon the set of procedures you will be undergoing. Each procedure has some unique aspects that will need to be considered when gathering your items for your healing and recovery.


If you are undergoing a mommy makeover, you will need to think about it. Of course, your plastic surgeon will provide their recommendations on how to prepare for your mommy makeover. However, there are still some things that you should consider that have helped other patients have a safer and more comfortable recovery process. Much of this comes down to putting together a list of mommy makeover recovery supplies that will be ready for you when you return home to heal and recover.

The Basics

Before getting into specific items that you should consider stocking up on to recover from your mommy makeover, here are a few general items that you need to gather.

Your Medications before Mommy Makeover

The last thing that you want to do when you are recovering from a mommy makeover is to travel for any reason. Your plastic surgeon will prescribe a number of medications to help you recover, including pain medication, anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, and ointments. So check with your surgeon to purchase them or find a pharmacy that has everything you will need.

Compression Garments

Compression Garments

Compression garments are also commonly recommended following many types of cosmetic surgery to help prevent infection and hold areas together. Make sure that you use only medical-quality compression garments, such as surgical bras. If you are undergoing a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, have a “booty pillow” on hand.

First-Aid Supplies

After any type of surgery, you will be dealing with incision and wound care. So be sure to stock up on dressings, bandages, gauze, and sponges. Your surgeon can provide you with a list of recommendations.

Food and Drink before Mommy Makeover

Food and drink after mommy makeover surgery

You will not feel like going to the grocery store while recovering from your mommy makeover. So consider what types of food and drink you like so that you can stock up on them for however long it will take before you can resume anything like a normal schedule.

You can buy plenty of frozen foods, for example, that don’t require a lot of preparation. You can also pre-cook some of your favorite meals and freeze them so that they can be heated up whenever you need some comfort food.

Getting Specific

In addition to more general items, there are some specific mommy makeover recovery supplies that you should consider buying before your surgery:

Loose Fitting Clothing before your surgery

Loose Fitting Clothing

Since parts of your body will be somewhat tender and sore while you’re recovering from your mommy makeover, make sure that you have plenty of loose-fitting clothing on hand to wear around the house. You want to avoid clothes that tightly hug your body, which would put pressure on tender places like incision sites.

Since you will not be leaving home for a while, don’t worry about fashion at this time. Wear clothes that fit loosely and are very comfortable while healing and recovering.


You may think of a walker as only being for elderly people, but they are actually for anyone who needs some temporary assistance moving around. You may not need one, but it is a good idea to have a walker around if you find it surprisingly difficult to move around your house and get to the kitchen and bathroom.

Wedge Pillow

Wedge Pillow for Post Surgery

Many patients recovering from mommy makeover surgery purchase a wedge pillow before they return home to recover. This type of pillow is very comfortable and allows you to rest without putting pressure on sensitive areas that have had surgery performed on them. Since one of the key components to recovering is getting enough sleep and rest, a wedge pillow should be an item on your mommy makeover recovery supply list.

Post-Surgical Bra

After you have undergone a mommy makeover, you will want to support your sensitive breasts while they heal and recover. Here are some considerations when shopping for a post-procedure bra:

  • No wires: Make sure your post-procedure bra has no wires that could otherwise cut into your skin. Due to post-procedure numbness, you may not even realize this is happening at the time.
  • Soft fabric: The softer the material of the bra, the more comfortable that you will be. Avoid tough, stiff fabrics. Instead, select high-cotton, stretchy combinations.
  • Adjustability: Choose a bra with straps and closures. Select a front-close bra so you will not have to stretch or twist.
  • Longer lines: Get a bra with a more extended band. Avoid those that have a short band that could tighten and chafes.

Another consideration when choosing a post-procedure bra is bra size. Your breasts will likely be swollen after your mommy makeover and will not be at their eventual size for some time. You may want to ask your plastic surgeon to let you know how much swelling should be expected.

Scar Tape

Consider buying medical-grade silicone tape to help minimize scars and prevent new scar formation.

Lipo Foam Board

Lipo Foam Board after Mommy Makeover

Another fine addition to a mommy makeover recovery supply list is a lipo foam board. This will have some “give” to it to allow less impact to sensitive areas like your abdomen and waist that have undergone a liposuction procedure.

Lipo foam boards or pads provide comprehensive compression over the healing sites to ensure equalized pressure for enhanced comfort and quicker healing. Many of these products can be trimmed to match your individual size and shape.

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

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Dr. John E. Nees, MD specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery in Miami, FL


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