As a mother, you’ve made a lot of sacrifices to bring your children into this world. Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding certainly weren’t easy – especially on your physique. Unfortunately, those sacrifices left their marks all over your body. You can see them in your sagging breasts, your droopy abs, and that muffin-top that sprung out of nowhere and won’t go away.
Now, it’s time to reclaim your pre-baby body, and there’s no better way to do it than with a Mommy Makeover from San Diego Body Contouring.
The Mommy Makeover advantage
A typical Mommy Makeover consists of a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and liposuction, but the specific procedures performed can vary depending on your individual needs and aesthetic goals. There are notable benefits to combining these procedures into one surgery – namely, you can significantly cut down on your preparation and recovery time. And to have your best possible Mommy Makeover experience, you’ll want to know how to properly prepare and what to expect while you’re recovering.
Getting ready for your surgery
Undergoing a Mommy Makeover will place a heavy burden on your body in terms of healing, so the best thing you can do is to get your body in the best possible shape you can beforehand. This includes maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet and staying well hydrated. It’s also important to stop smoking at least six weeks prior to your surgery, and to limit alcohol intake to two or three drinks per week. In addition, exercise is crucial to your physical fitness, so make sure you’re already engaged in a regular workout routine for a minimum of thirty minutes a day.
It’s extremely important to establish a support system prior to your Mommy Makeover. For the first couple of weeks after your surgery, you’ll be unable to lift heavy objects, drive, or do other strenuous activities like cleaning the house. So rally your friends and family members; ask them to be available to lend a hand during your recovery period, and to help you get your house in order before your procedures are performed.
During your Mommy Makeover consultation, Dr. Sarosy will review specific preoperative instructions with you, and answer any questions you may have.
Navigating the recovery process
The recovery process is different for everyone, and Dr. Sarosy will give you detailed instructions on how to care for your wounds in the days following your procedure. For most patients, the first week after surgery is the most difficult. You can expect some degree of pain and discomfort, but rest assured that our office will provide you with a prescription for medication to help keep you as comfortable as possible. At this stage, it’s important to get as much rest as possible so your body can concentrate on its number one job: healing. Call on your support system to take care of you, your house, and your children during this crucial, sensitive time.
After a week, you should start feeling like yourself again – comfortably walking around your house, with any drainage tubes removed – but you still won’t be able to drive or do any heavy lifting. Swelling will last for several weeks, and during this time you will likely be wearing supportive garments, such as an abdominal binder or a surgical bra, to help minimize it. You can expect a full recovery in about six weeks, and by the end of three months, you’ll be able to share your flawless results with the world.
Treat yourself to what you really want this holiday season!
After giving so much to your family, it’s time to treat yourself. A Mommy Makeover will give you a new, improved body and a boost of self-confidence. Want some more inspiration? Every month, Dr. Sarosy performs Mommy Makeovers on many satisfied patients with the fantastic results to prove it – just take a look at our photo gallery. And then give us a call at San Diego Body Contouring to schedule your Mommy Makeover today!