If you’ve decided to get a mommy makeover, congratulations are in order! This is a big decision that can ultimately help you to regain your self-confidence and foster a positive body image. But if you have young children, you might be at a loss for how you’ll manage to give yourself the downtime you need to fully heal and recover. With a little extra help and by following these mommy makeover recovery tips, you can minimize stress and up your relaxation while you recuperate.
Look for Board Certification
Choosing the right plastic surgeonfor your mommy makeover is half the battle. Once you know that you’re in good hands with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, you can rest assured that he or she will design a surgical plan that’s right for you and will be there to answer any questions or concerns that might come up along the way.
Most plastic surgeons will list their qualifications, including board certification, on their website, but you can always go to the American Board of Plastic Sugery’s website to find out for sure.
Have a Talk with Your Kiddos
If your kids are old enough to understand that you’ll need a little time to rest after you come home, it can be a good idea to have this discussion with them in advance. Who knows, you might even get a little extra help from kids eager to play nurse for mommy. At the very least, though, they should understand why you’re taking it easy for a few weeks.
Enlist Some Help
In the long run, your recovery will go much more smoothly and possibly even more quickly if you slow down and let others take the reins for a while.
Don’t try to go it alone during your mommy makeover recovery. You’ll need some extra help from your partner, friends, neighbors, etc. to take your kids to and from school and activities, handle daily household duties and even take care of yourself.
Check off Your To-Dos Early
Get the majority of your staple tasks done and out of the way before your mommy makeover. Do a big grocery trip and whip up a few batches of healthy mealsto nourish your body while you recover and that you can easily toss in the freezer for later. Try to get chores around the house done, too, so you’re caught up on laundry and cleaning beforehand. That way, you won’t be tempted to get up off the couch and take care of these things while you’re supposed to be resting.
Follow Doctor’s Orders
The closer you follow your plastic surgeon’s mommy makeover recovery guidelines, the smoother the entire process will be. If he or she encourages you to wear a compression garment, for example, try to stick to this until you get the go-ahead to stop wearing it. The same goes for bandages, wound care, taking enough time off work and avoiding heavy lifting and other strenuous activities.
If you have any questions about your progress along the way, don’t hesitate to give your plastic surgeon’s office a call.
Dr. Francesco Campanile is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is also fellowship trained in hand and microsurgery. Dr. Campanile knows that making a lasting change to your appearance is a big decision. His calm, professional approach and deep caring for his patients set a tone that will help you feel confident and relaxed while reviewing your options and learning all about the procedures that can benefit you. opens in a new windowRequest a consultation today to meet with Dr. Campanile in person.