Congratulations! You finally decided to spoil yourself and give yourself a treat at the plastic surgeon’s office in order to help you feel like you again. As a new (or old) mom that is used to spending all of her time taking care of other people, it is wonderful of you to prioritize your own self image and self esteem to look and feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Or perhaps your husband or another family member decided to spoil you with this type of surprise. Either way, we are happy you have your pre-mommy body back and hope you are recovering nicely from the procedure package that you enjoyed.
One of the most important things to keep in mind when recovering from a Mommy Makeover is the essential ingredient of adequate downtime while your body is repairing itself. Many moms don’t have the luxury of slowing down for very long, so it may be prudent to arrange for a little help around the house for a few days after your surgery. We understand that it is impossible for you to slow down completely. After all, if that were the case, you wouldn’t be in need of a pampering Mommy Makeover in the first place! However, your doctor has given specific instructions regarding how to spend your post-operative recovery time and it is important that you follow them closely.
Depending on the type of procedures you had done, heavy lifting may be off-limits for a little while. This includes children over a certain weight and definitely includes hoisting bicycles or gym bags or sports equipment in and out of the minivan. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Mothers are always the cornerstone to the stability of their families, but it’s okay to admit you can’t do it alone and ask for help once in awhile. Other family members such as brothers, aunts, grandmas, cousins, and definitely husbands may make themselves available to help you during your post-operative recovery period. It may be helpful to arrange a cooking or cleaning or driving schedule between family members beforehand to keep everything straight.
One of the biggest delays for post-operative healing and recovery that we see are moms that jump right back in where they left off before the surgery. It is important to realize that your body needs rest to recover and heal those incisions from the inside out. Depending on the type of Mommy Makeover package that you have chosen, we will be able to outline a specific plan to help you recover in a short period of time with a minimal amount of pain.
For more information about a mommy makeover, interested individuals should contact a local plastic surgeon.