After a mommy makeover, patients can usually drive by one week, walk five miles on a flat surface by two weeks, and run after four weeks. Some women will feel ready to return to work after just one week, but most women need two to four weeks of recovery time before returning to work.
You should not lift more than five pounds during the first three to four weeks after breast surgery, and following a tummy tuck, avoid twisting motions and using your core for four to six weeks.
Compression garments and prescribed medication will be provided to reduce pain and swelling post-surgery. Make sure to enlist support to help with daily activities and childcare, as you will likely be very tired the first few weeks following surgery.