Deciding to get a Mommy Makeover is an exciting and widely satisfactory choice for many women who are displeased with their post-pregnancy bodies. A Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures that address problem areas commonly associated with the aftermath of pregnancy, but it is not just reserved for mothers. Depending on your needs, it might include breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, or abdominoplasty. As with any surgery, there is preparation required for a Mommy Makeover to ensure you have a positive experience. These are just a few things patients must do to prepare for a Mommy Makeover.
Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Adopting an overall healthy lifestyle will promote healing and confidence throughout the Mommy Makeover recovery process. Before undergoing surgery, it is important to stop smoking and avoid supplements that increase bleeding. This will ensure the safest and most efficient recovery.
You will be provided with prescriptions to help manage pain and inflammation. Fill these and begin taking as directed.
Most patients find they require one to two full weeks of at-home recovery. During this time, it is important to wear the compression garment provided to you at all times, except when showering. For six weeks you will not be able to push, pull, twist, bend or lift anything over 10 pounds. It is ideal to have someone stay with you during the first few days after surgery. By having help, you will not over exert yourself, allowing your body to recover faster and be more pleasant.
For more information about how a Mommy Makeover can give you the healthy, energetic appearance you desire, call Advanced Cosmetic Surgery at 913-341-2188 or contact us online to set up your personal consultation with Dr. Levi J. Young.