The Mommy Makeover Guide Prior To the Surgical Operation
Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the procedure and the few that you can do to help improve your results. Remember this guide does not take the place of your consultation and you should make sure to jot down any questions you may want to ask as later.
Pregnancy and breast feeding can have an unwanted affect on a woman’s body even with diet and exercise. Many women find they cannot achieve the results they desire. Fortunately, certain cosmetic procedures offer a woman the opportunity to regain a pre pregnancy figure and feel confident about her body again. These mommy makeovers usually involve choosing an appropriate combination of breast and body procedures including tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction and liposuction. Before considering a mommy makeover remember that you must be at least six months post child birth and have lost any excess pregnancy weight before undergoing surgery. Patients who are add or close to their ideal body weight will achieve better results.
Looking your best may require a coordinated program that includes both surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. You may learn more about breast augmentation, tummy tuck, breast reduction breast lift, mini tummy tuck and liposuction by viewing the individual models for each procedure. We will help you choose the combination of procedures that is right for you. The next step is to decide whether to have multiple procedures at one time or individual procedures over a period of time undergoing multiple procedures at one time will require a greater upfront financial cost and may result in extended down time.
However, you will save time and money in the long run and may see result sooner. Whatever you decide we will accommodate your wishes as long as your goals are realistic and your safety is not compromised. Together we will select the combination that would provide the best results for you. when you meet with our patient coordinator we will discuss fees and cost.
Every woman has a unique perspective on beauty and your goals will affect the way your mommy makeover is performed. It is important to discuss your desires and listening closely during the consultation so that you can set realistic expectations. A great result can only be achieved when there is good communication between us. Some suggestion to help you prepare for surgery, your safety matters to us:
- You should be very open. Provide all your medical history, drug allergies, list any previous surgeries, medications, diet pills, vitamins and herbs you are taking even if you don’t think they are important; also
- Don’t be afraid to be frank with us about your lifestyle. Smoking, the strenuousness of your work you perform, your exercise habits and the importance of getting back to work.
Here are some tips that may help you reduce scaring shorten you recovery time and decrease your chances of complications:
- Discontinue using aspirin, ibuprofen, Naprosyn, St. John’s Wort and Vitamin E for one week before and a few days after your procedure. These act as blood thinner and could cause problems with blood clotting.
- Stop smoking and drinking alcohol in excess. Well in advance of your procedure
- For one week after your surgery, drink lots of water in the days leading up to your procedure. Hydration will help you recover more quickly.
To make your recovery easier and more comfortable be sure to:
- arrange for someone to take you home and take care of you for at least the 24 hours
- fill your prescriptions prior surgery and place them within an easy reach of where you will be resting
- arrange for someone for taking care of young children for at least one week
- shop for all necessary groceries prior to your surgery
- catch up on laundry and house cleaning prior to your surgery
- have a good selection of books and videos at home for you and your children
You should expect bruising, swelling and pain after your procedure. If you feel like you have lost sensation in the areas treated don’t be alarmed as your nerves began to regenerate. Feeling and sensation should return to normal. Swelling may linger for as long as several months. Pain medication will be prescribed to control any discomfort. However, if you begin to have severe pain, contact us immediately
Well the recovery process is different for every one well there are some general guidelines the patient should follow. It is a good idea to start walking the first day after surgery. You should plan on being out of work and away from your usual activities for one to three weeks for depending the amount of surgery you have. During this period, you may gradually return to activities such as lifting, exercise and sex. Avoid high impact activities for about one month. In particular, you should avoid jogging and balancing activities for up to six weeks. It is also important to avoid over exertion while performing household duties. As a mother especially if you have young children, you may need to prioritized what tasks are most important and what can wait till after your heal. Although these precautions may mean your house is not as tidy as usual they will allow you to rest and recover quickly.
What are some other risks of the mommy makeover?
This information is not intended to frighten you but may help you make an informed decision. No question or concern is silly or insignificant. We will be happy to discuss the full range of potential complications and answer any question you might have regarding this procedure. Thankfully complications are infrequent in mommy makeovers and many thousands of procedures are successfully performed each year but they can occur. Complications include and are not limited to hematoma infection, reaction to anesthesia, nerve damage, asymmetry, fluid accumulation, unfavorable scaring, capsular contractor and blood clots.
As with all medical procedures be sure to choose your surgeon wisely. It is important to choose an experienced surgeon you can trust and develop a good report with. So can openly discuss your concerns and particular needs throughout the process of consultation, surgery and after care.
Should you decide to move forward to your mummy makeover?
A surgery date will be scheduled. Prior to surgery, you will be given complete preparation and recovery instructions. Remember to keep your follow up visits as we are here to help make this a wonderful experience for you. Feel free to review any part of this guide you like and be sure to take a look at our before and after gallery to get a better idea of the result you may achieve