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Before taking on your Mommy Makeover, it is best to prepare your body, mind, and overall wellness.
The Mommy Makeover is a comprehensive collection of plastic surgeries that restores your body to its pre-pregnancy contour. Physical and emotional preparation will help to ensure that your procedure and recovery is easily manageable.
1. Consider Whether You Want More Kids
You chose a Mommy Makeover to reverse the effects of pregnancy. Therefore, it should not be surprising that another pregnancy might reverse, counteract, or negate the results of the surgery.
This is why it is ideal for you to wait until you have had all your children.
2. Stop Taking Certain Medications
Some medications and supplements (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and NSAIDs) increase blood flow and, therefore, increase bleeding. This can increase complications during the procedure as well as your recovery.
It is also important to clear all daily medications or supplements with your surgeon, even if they do not seem harmful. Your safety is the number one concern, and it is essential to stop taking any medication or supplement that can interfere with anesthesia or complicate the techniques.
3. Stop Smoking
Smoking inhibits blood flow, which can affect the performance of the heart and lungs. This may increase the chance of stroke or heart complications during your surgery. Smoking also can increase the risk of poor wound healing or skin loss in some types of surgery.
4. Be Near Your Ideal Weight
Mommy Makeover surgery is effective in slimming areas of your body shape; however, it is not ideal for removing all traces of fat and excess weight.
Additionally, any subsequent significant weight loss may result in loose or lax skin.
Women who experience the best Mommy Makeover results are close to their ideal weight and have been able to maintain that weight.
5. Fill Prescriptions
It is important to fill your pain medication prescriptions before undergoing the procedure to avoid the stress of doing it afterward.
Talk to your cosmetic surgeon beforehand about the proper medications available to you.
6. Set Up Childcare
Your body will need time to heal before it can return to strenuous activities like lifting, carrying, or playing with your children. Therefore, you will need help with childcare during your recovery.
This additional supervision will help you facilitate your children’s needs while ensuring that you do not overexert yourself.
7. Prepare a Recovery and Rest Space
Having a designated place in your home for your recovery will significantly help you remain comfortable during the healing process. This space should be easily accessible to family members, food, water, pillows, and anything else you might need to make your rest easier.
Interested In Learning More About How to Prepare?
To learn more about how to prepare for your Mommy Makeover properly or if you would like to learn more about the Mommy Makeover, contact Dr. Martin O’Toole at Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery by filling out an online contact form. If you would like to schedule a consultation or have any further questions, please call (626) 671-1756.
Dr. Martin O’Toole performs the Mommy Makeover for women in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood.