Before and After a Mommy Makeover

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If you are looking to have a Mommy Makeover complete with the lifts and the tucks, there are a few things you’re going to want to do before and after the surgery to make sure you have the best results possible. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery the amount of women undergoing the Mommy Makeover has skyrocketed. To make sure you get the best look, take into account everything that needs to be done prior to having the procedure and the recovery process afterwards.

Preparing for a mommy makeover

Before the Mommy Makeover Procedure

There are several things that can help you prior to having the surgery. Try to achieve the weight loss that you’re looking for prior to the procedure for the best possible outcome. Also, make sure you are in good general health. Do not drink or smoke prior to any procedure and let your doctor know about any medications you are currently taking. Ask your doctor about any questions you are having about the procedure and make sure you understand fully what is going to happen both during the Mommy Makeover and afterwards. Get a comprehensive post-op checklist so that you are fully prepared. Have someone available to drive you home afterwards, so that you are safe.

Mommy Makeover Recovery

After the procedure is completed, you are going to want to do a few things to make sure your results are stunning. These include:

  • Not smoking
  • Limit alcohol to only 2 to 3 drinks a week, preferably less
  • Eat healthy and limit sugars
  • Exercise 30 minutes a day with both resistance training and interval training
  • Make sure you have a great support system
  • Listen to your body, rest when it needs it

Taking care of yourself and giving your body time to heal is very important while also doing light exercise to tone can give you the body you once had. Your doctor may suggest wearing support hose and girdles to keep things tight and your skin able to heal taunt. It may take several weeks or months before your full results are seen and you start feeling back to normal. Keep in mind that people heal at a different rate, so what is normal for one person will not be the norm for another. Look for any signs of complications, such as fever, infection, or rash. Always keep your post-op appointments since they are put in place to check on your incisions and you’re healing. Don’t do too much at once, or risk injuring yourself and setting back your recovery.

A Mommy Makeover isn’t just one procedure, sometimes it is a combination of multiple procedures. Making sure that you are well prepared financially for the surgery can help lower the stress and mental strain that may hinder your recovery. Also, keep in mind the different risks involved with any surgery and have a few post-op check-ins with the doctor to make sure that everything is healing well and your recovery is progressing nicely.