Rewarding as motherhood can be, there’s no denying that the physical changes to your body can be less welcome. If you find yourself nodding along to mentions of sagging breasts, damaged abdominal muscles or stubborn fat deposits that seem to be resistant to a healthy lifestyle, you may be considering a mommy makeover. Before working with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon to come up with a mommy makeover plan suited to your individual requirements, make sure you’re clued up on what you need to know to maximize your results.
Quit Alcohol, Smoking & Certain Medication
Two weeks before your mommy makeover, you’ll need to stop smoking, drinking alcohol and taking certain medication. When you discuss your mommy makeover at your initial consultation, your board-certified cosmetic surgeon will give you specific advice relating to any medication you currently take, but it’s good to know it may be required. You should also avoid smoking, including secondhand smoke, after your mommy makeover.
Plan & Prepare for Your Recovery
No matter how much of a Supermom you normally are, you know you’ll need to ask for help as you recover from your mommy makeover. Have a friend or relative lined up to take care of the kids, the house and you. Depending on the procedures you include in your mommy makeover, you may be resting up for a couple of weeks afterwards.
It should go without saying, but the most important factor in maximizing your mommy makeover results is working with an experienced, board-certified cosmetic surgeon.
Get Your Shopping Done
This tip applies both to stocking up on grocery shopping to tide you over during your recovery and to buying loose, comfortable clothing to wear on your way home from surgery. As your board-certified cosmetic surgeon is sure to tell you, moving may be difficult, so you’ll need to avoid buttons, ties and restrictive clothes. Think about how you’ll feel after your breast augmentation or tummy tuck, for example, when it comes to choosing your going-home clothes.
Follow Your Cosmetic Surgeons Post-Surgical Instructions
Inconvenient and uncomfortable as some of them might seem, your board-certified cosmetic surgeon‘s instructions have been developed over time and using their extensive mommy makeover experience. They’re there for a reason and that’s to help you get the most from your mommy makeover. It’s not unusual to want to push yourself a little harder or take a little less pain medication than advised, but it’s not worth potentially jeopardizing the outcome. Painkillers and compression garments will only be around for a short while.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions
Honestly, your cosmetic surgeon would much prefer you to ask numerous questions than to be unsure, uncomfortable or, even worse, impacting your mommy makeover results. Whatever you need to know before, your cosmetic surgeon’s clinic will have the answer. Your cosmetic surgeon’s clinic will provide information relating to what you should and shouldn’t do before breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction and any other procedure you may be adding to your mommy makeover.
Choose your cosmetic surgeon wisely, as you need to know you can contact the clinic at any time should you become concerned about any aspect of your mommy makeover surgery or recovery. Being comfortable with your board-certified cosmetic surgeon can be incredibly important when it comes to maximizing your mommy makeover.
Dr. James Koehler at Eastern Shore Cosmetic Surgery provides today’s most popular cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical options. Choose from breast enhancement procedures such as breast augmentation, body sculpting procedures including liposuction and tummy tucks, and facial procedures such as facelifts, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and much more. We are dedicated to providing outstanding care and results. Come in for a visit and see our difference for yourself!