A Mommy Makeover is a customized procedure performed by a plastic surgeon for women that find their bodies have changed after their pregnancies, childbirth, and nursing. A Mommy Makeover should only be performed on women that are positive they won’t be having another child in the future. Having a Mommy Makeover will not cause a woman to become unable to conceive or carry a child to term, but the positive effects will often be undone from an additional pregnancy because the makeover is intended to correct the issues originally caused by stretching of the body during pregnancy.
Once you’ve consulted with a skilled, qualified surgeon that you trust then you should have an understanding of the best procedures for your particular case. For instance, you may benefit from liposuction and a tummy tuck as well as breast augmentation. Your surgeon will help you decide the best course of action for your body. Be sure to listen and ask any questions that you may have.
When a procedure has been decided on and a date set for the surgical session or sessions, then it’s time to begin preparing for your operation. Your surgeon will give you a detailed list of preoperative and postoperative instructions to help you get ready for your big day. Here are some additional tips to help you prepare for the surgery.
Tips for Mommy Makeover Preparation
You will need to spend the time immediately following the surgery allowing yourself to relax and recover. This will help the healing process along. Be sure to line up reliable help for caring for your children and other responsibilities during this time.
Discontinue the use of tobacco products before the surgery and during the recovery period. Tobacco inhibits your body’s ability to heal itself and will make the healing process more difficult and longer lasting.
Stop taking medications such as aspirin and Advil. You should also discontinue the use of certain vitamins, supplements, and foods such as garlic. These medications and supplements will make you bleed for longer than normal and can be dangerous if taken prior to surgery when incisions will be made.
Prepare your home to make things easier on you when you return from the surgery for your recovery time. Laying out the comfortable clothes you would like to wear for the next few days, tidying up the house so you won’t be tempted to get up and work on it when you should be resting, and stocking your fridge with your favorite non-carbonated drinks are all excellent ways to make your recovery time go smoothly.
Beginning with the first night after surgery when you feel well enough to walk you should start walking around the room every 15 minutes or so. This gets the blood flowing and reduces the risk of complications and blood clots following the surgery. Try not to spend too much time lying down and resting. While you should be taking it easy, it is important to move around for circulation.
Discuss any questions or concerns you have regarding your recovery time with your Mommy Makeover surgeon prior to the operation. If at any time during the healing process you feel excessive pain or come down with a fever then you should contact your surgeon immediately.