A mommy makeover is a suite of popular procedures that lift and contour the body. It can include a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and other surgeries that help restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy appearance. But because multiple treatments are performed at once, the surgery usually requires an intensive recovery time. Many of our mommy makeover patients from Folsom, Sacramento, Granite Bay, and beyond want to know what they can do to support a quick and safe recovery process.
Good news: You always have the power to help your own body heal. Here are a few tips you should follow in order to have the smoothest mommy makeover recovery possible.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
To give your body the best advantage possible, you need a solid baseline to begin with. A healthy lifestyle gives your body an important boost when it comes to speedier healing. Eat a nutritious diet with plenty of protein when you’re resting after surgery. You can also go on slow, gentle walks to keep blood flowing and prevent clots from forming.
If you’re able, refrain from smoking and excess alcohol consumption to speed up the healing process. Creating these new, healthy habits can have an impact for years to come and help you maintain your surgery results.
Communicate with friends and family.
Surgery is an intensive process—and it’s best you don’t go through it alone. Reach out to friends and family before your procedure and let them know you’re undergoing a mommy makeover. By having a strong support system, your loved ones can fill in the gaps while you rest.
Small tasks, like grocery shopping or child transportation, may be difficult when you should be resting in bed at home. Issues like work, household chores, and childcare can be too strenuous when your body is recovering after treatment. A few weeks before surgery, sit down and make a list of tasks you will need help with, and delegate them to the right people.
Remember to rest and relax.
It may seem obvious, but there’s one key factor when it comes to recovery: Give yourself time to actually relax. You may be excited to see your results right away, but improvements will gradually show over time as your body heals. Stay patient and remember that recovery is a marathon, not a sprint. To make the waiting easier, collect your go-to entertainment items (book, tablet, etc.) beforehand and place them all within easy reach of your bed.
Recovery may sometimes seem like a daunting process. With a bit of planning, as our mommy makeover patients show, the results are definitely worth the wait.
If you would like to learn more about your top mommy makeover surgery options and you’re considering plastic surgeons in the Sacramento area, please request a consultation online. You can also contact our practice office by phone at (916) 929-1833 (Sacramento) or (916) 773-5559 (Granite Bay).