Pregnancy and childbirth can cause permanent transformations to your appearance due to the amount of stress your body undergoes during this process. Often, diet and exercise alone cannot sufficiently address these physical changes. A combination of procedures known as the mommy makeover can solve these issues and help you feel more like yourself again.
A mommy makeover is a catch-all term for a combination of procedures that reverse the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Your mommy makeover might include a breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, or tummy tuck. The results are a slimmer and more youthful appearance, much like before your pregnancy. A mommy makeover is an invasive surgery, so you should expect to give yourself time to heal, but there are ways to help you recover faster.
Here are a few tried-and-true tips.
Ask for Help
Resting is the best thing you can do for your body after surgery. When the body is at rest, it can focus entirely on healing, reenergizing, and recovering. Rest also helps keep swelling, bruising, and pain at a minimum. But as a mother, you have an obligation to look after your little ones. Asking someone to come help you around the house, especially during the first two to three weeks following your procedure, will support your recovery process. The more you rest, the faster your recovery will proceed.
Follow Your Post-Op Instructions
Following your doctor’s post-operation instructions after surgery is essential to your mommy makeover recovery. To some, this tip may seem like common sense, but it doesn’t hurt to reiterate it nonetheless.
The most typical reason for post-surgical complications is that patients are not thoroughly following their surgeon’s instructions and advice. Your doctor provides this information and instructions to help you heal correctly and achieve your desired results. Your surgical team will give you the best advice following your surgery, so the best thing you can do is follow their instructions explicitly.
Drinking plenty of water is a great way to help flush toxins, residual anesthesia, and pain medications from your system, helping you feel better inside and out. Also, keeping yourself hydrated is great for your skin which will aid the healing process for any incisions and keep swelling to a minimum. For the first few weeks, try to stay away from any beverages that might dry out your skin – like alcohol, sugary beverages, strong coffee, or energy drinks – and stick to water with electrolytes or nourishing vitamins.
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Dr. Bryan Armijo’s extensive knowledge in reconstructive surgery and experience with mommy makeovers have made him an excellent choice when it comes to choosing a surgeon that you can trust. He will work with you as a team to plan, budget, and prioritize your goals. If you would like to learn more about how a mommy makeover can help you achieve your body goals, please contact us online today!