Mommy Makeover Surgery Risks And Safety 

Mommy Makeover Surgery Risks And Safety 

Posted on August 27, 2020

Mommy Makeover Surgery 

Mommy Makeover Surgery Risks And Safety Mommy makeover plastic surgery is generally very safe, but it does combine multiple cosmetic procedures. Unless you have chosen a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, your chances of developing complications during or after your surgery may be higher. The extent of surgical risks will vary depending on the type of procedures you undergo.  

Not all plastic surgeries are subjected to the same level of risks and complications. plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides mommy makeover surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.   

Potential risks  

  • Developing an infection 
  • Excessive bleeding  
  • Blood clots  
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT  
  • Poor response to anesthesia  
  • Fluid accumulation or hematoma  
  • Severe damage to your nerves  
  • Scarring  
  • Altered skin pigmentation  
  • Undesirable and asymmetric results  
  • Need for a revision procedure  
  • Temporary side effects  

As mommy makeover is major surgery, you will most likely experience some post-surgical discomfort for a few days. Its intensity will depend on the extent of the surgery performed. Less invasive procedures such as liposuction will cause less discomfort compared to a tummy tuck or lower body lift and other intensive procedures.  

Your surgeon will prescribe medication and other painkillers to help you manage the initial discomfort. However, if you still experience pain for longer than a week, you should consult your surgeon immediately based on the fact that this could be a sign of an infection.  

Bruising and swelling 

Shortly after your treatment, your treated sites may appear to be swollen or bruised. Bruises will improve within the first two weeks. An established plastic surgeon will make smaller incisions to minimize your post-surgical bruising and swelling.  

However, swelling would at least a few weeks to subside. Even after 4 to 6 weeks, you may feel some swollen areas, but they wouldn’t be noticeable from outside. As soon as the swelling completely subsides, your mommy makeover results will become more apparent and appealing.  


Constipation is a common side effect of a mommy makeover procedure. This is more likely to occur if you undergo complicated and invasive procedures such as tummy tuck. In order to alleviate this temporary complication, drink at least six to eight glasses of water every day. Consult your doctor to see if there are any medications that could restore your bowel regularity.  

Minimizing your risks 

While your concerns about the potential risks and complications are understandable, you should that most of the risks are extremely rare. In addition, there are certain things that you could do to minimize its effect. The most important part is to choose a good plastic surgeon for your mommy makeover.  

A considerate surgeon will listen to your concerns and help you attain your cosmetic goals without putting you at risk. The surgeon will follow a stringent quality and safety protocol, thereby reducing your chances of developing an infection or other complications.  

Abide by the guidelines recommended by your surgeon to have a better and quicker recovery. Sleep is another factor that plays a pivotal role in your recovery. Obtain plenty of rest and wear compression garments to produce better and aesthetic results. You should also try to walk around your home and perform light activities in the early phase of your recovery, so that you can reduce the chances of blood clotting. 

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for mommy makeover surgery.   

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