A mommy makeover combines the power of several different procedures to restore a woman’s figure after having children. The treatment often involves breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, liposuction, and more to help Fort Worth, TX, moms feel more attractive. However, because the surgery involves many procedures in one operation, a mommy makeover requires an intensive recovery period.
Many patients ask us what they can do to “speed up” their recovery process. And while you can’t rush healing, certain tips and tricks can make the process go as smoothly as possible.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
After a mommy makeover, full recovery involves your entire body. A healthy lifestyle will give you a boost and help you heal as safely and quickly as possible. Eat nutritious food and drink plenty of water to give your body the support it needs. Avoid alcohol and nicotine while you’re in recovery and temporarily stop taking aspirin or other blood thinners.
Communicate with friends and family.
It’s important to have a strong support system when choosing plastic surgery. Communicate with your loved ones and let them know that you will be undergoing treatment. Your range of motion will be limited during the first few weeks, so having help around the house is essential. When at home, avoid picking up small children or reaching far above your head. Plan ahead and schedule help with childcare or chores so you have plenty of time to relax.
Prepare your recovery area.
During recovery, you will probably spend a lot of time recuperating in a single area. It doesn’t matter if your spot is the couch, an armchair, or your bed—make it as comfortable and cozy as possible. Organize entertainment items (like laptops, tablets, etc.) and collect them so they’re within easy reach. Be sure to properly clean your house beforehand so you can recline in a tidy, organized space.
Follow your post-op instructions.
Your doctor will give you detailed instructions about what to expect from the recovery process. Be sure to read any post-surgical handouts you receive and to take the advice to heart. To streamline the process, consider filling recommended prescriptions before you head into your procedure. If you feel any pain or unusual side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Remember to rest and relax.
After surgery, you will probably be excited to see your results as soon as possible. But remember: Healing takes time. Recovery is a marathon, not a sprint.
Be gentle with yourself and resist the urge to rush back to your regular routines. Go easy on your body and incorporate gentle movement to encourage proper blood flow. Don’t feel guilty about needing to take time off and focus on yourself. You deserve to take a proper break while your body continues to heal.
The more care and support you give your body during recovery, the sooner you can enjoy your beautiful results. To see real breast augmentation and tummy tuck results from our Fort Worth, TX, patients, browse our before-and-after gallery. If you’d like to learn more about regaining your own pre-pregnancy body, request a consultation online or call (817) 442-1236.