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May 4, 2020

Feet Coming Out Of A White Bed CoverWomen all over Dallas want to get back to their pre-pregnancy bodies after they’re done having children. And with today’s advancements in surgical techniques, a restored figure is more attainable than ever before. A mommy makeover with Dr. Hopkins allows women to correct all the areas of their bodies that are affected by pregnancy in one surgical event.

Many of the women Dr. Hopkins sees for initial mommy makeover consultations are anxious to find out how quickly they can get back to their regular activities after having their procedure. After all, when mom is down, everyone is thrown off until she’s back on her feet again.

Take a Break from Your Normal Daily Activities

Women who have a mommy makeover should understand that their recovery process will be a bit longer than if they were to have just one procedure performed. Particularly, if you have tummy tuck surgery, you could expect to still be healing for up to three months after your mommy makeover. Most moms need about two weeks of complete rest before they’re able to get back to their normal daily activities. But remember, no two mommy makeover surgeries are the same, so no two recoveries will be the same. Be sure you speak with Dr. Hopkins about how long you need to take off from your regular activities based on the surgical procedures you’ll have performed.

Getting Back to the Gym

For many Dallas women, exercise is part of their regular activities, and it’s something they want to get back to as quickly as possible. Dr. Hopkins recommends his mommy makeover patients take between 4 and 8 weeks off from their normal exercise routine. Exactly how long you should take off from the gym will depend on the procedures you have performed, and how involved each procedure is. He does recommend some specific guidelines for patients to follow immediately following their mommy makeover. Women should not lift anything over 5 pounds for several weeks following their mommy makeover procedure. Doing so could put too much stress on your incision sites, which could lead to complications.

Visit Dr. Hopkins at J. Hopkins Plastic Surgery

Mom’s in Dallas that are ready to get back to their pre-pregnancy bodies should call Dr. Hopkins to discuss the many benefits of a mommy makeover. During your initial consultation, he will be able to further explain any restrictions you will have during your recovery – and when you can realistically expect to get back to your normal daily life.

Having practiced plastic surgery in Dallas since 1999, Dr. Hopkins literally has thousands of procedures under his belt. On top of his extensive experience, he is also triple board-certified and is an active member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Dallas County Medical Society, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. To see before and after pictures of Dr. Hopkins’ past mommy makeover results, visit the gallery on his website. You’re sure to be impressed!

Call Dr. Hopkins’ office at (972) 298-6641 to book your initial mommy makeover consultation today!