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Vincent C. Hung, MD, MOHS Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery

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How to Rest Easy During Your Mommy Makeover Recovery to Get the Best Results

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Many women are turning to Mommy Makeover surgery to restore the youthful look and feel of their pre-pregnancy figure. A complete Mommy Makeover surgery combines a set of different procedures, such as liposuction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), breast augmentation, and a breast lift, to help patients achieve the silhouette they desire. 

Mother hugging her daughter while sitting on sofa.

With multiple procedures involved, many are concerned about the recovery process.

A successful recovery from a Mommy Makeover is key to achieving optimal results and ensuring long-term satisfaction with the new look. As you plan for your procedure, it’s crucial to consider what you need to recover in a healthy and stable way. 

Here are a few tips to achieve the best possible chance for comfortable, easy, and successful healing.

Schedule Time to Rest

As your body begins to heal and adjust to the changes, it’s imperative that you give yourself adequate time to rest and recover. Therefore, go easy on your body; take small breaks and participate in light movements to prevent the formation of blood clots.

Getting enough rest allows the body to recharge and focus its energy on healing. Make sure you arrange help at home, so you don’t have to worry about housework or childcare needs, especially in the first few weeks.

Avoid Heavy Lifting, Straining, and Intense Exercise

It’s crucial to avoid any strenuous activity during this period to reduce the risk of complications. Further, pushing yourself too hard could place unnecessary stress on your incisions and repositioned muscles, leading to unsatisfactory results.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

Also, remember the importance of proper nutrition during your recovery period. Eating a well-balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables and lean proteins can speed up the healing process and improve how you feel overall. 

Hydration is also vital for metabolism and wound healing, so always have a bottle of water close by.

Avoid Smoking and Drinking Alcohol

Making a solid plan to cease smoking and drinking alcohol will aid your Mommy Makeover recovery. Smoking disrupts blood circulation, which can slow down the recovery process. Similarly, the components in alcohol can interfere with the healing process and put you at risk of infection.

Follow Incision and Scar Care Instructions

During recovery, patients need to follow their surgeon’s advice and post-op recovery guidelines. Part of the healing process requires proper incision care to ensure proper healing and minimal scarring.

To minimize post-surgical scarring and promote a faster healing process, patients are encouraged to consider massaging the treatment area and using the recommended high-quality topical moisturizers.

Attend All Follow-Up Appointments

Lastly, ensure you attend all follow-up appointments as scheduled. Staying on top of your post-op appointments allows your surgeon to monitor your recovery and assess your health and progress.

Important to note is that everyone recovers at their own pace. Therefore, be patient with your recovery, listen to your body and communicate any concerns with your surgeon.

Are You Ready to Take the Next Step Toward Regaining Your Pre-Baby Body? 

Dr. Hung and his professional team are committed to a high standard of patient education and personalized care and want to help you reach your body enhancement goals. Contact us today at 626-432-5032 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation and discuss the details of your Mommy Makeover procedure.

How to Customize Your Mommy Makeover?

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If you have recently given birth to your last (anticipated) child and want to restore your pre-baby body, a Mommy Makeover can be customized to meet your unique needs and deliver the desired results.

A woman's fit body.

Scheduling Your Mommy Makeover Consultation

The best time to decide on exactly which procedures you want to include in your Mommy Makeover is during your cosmetic surgery consultation. 

Follow these guidelines to ensure the time is right to schedule this visit with your plastic surgeon.

  • The ideal time to undergo a Mommy Makeover is when you are finished giving birth, and your expected pregnancies are complete.
  • Waiting for six months after nursing your baby will allow your surgeon to accurately assess your breasts and help them create an appropriate surgical plan.
  • Anticipating the ability to recover from surgery and having some help for the first few days/weeks after surgery should be part of your plan.

Your Mommy Makeover Options

When you are ready for a body makeover, you have several options to restore, recontour, and enhance your figure. These traditionally include two or more of the following procedures. 

  • Breast lift (mastopexy): Maintain your cup size, but restore your breasts’ youthful perkiness. This surgery removes excess skin and tightens tissues to elevate the breasts.Illustration of before and after tummy tuck surgery.
  • Breast implants (mammaplasty): Receiving implants or breast augmentation will enhance the size and shape of your breasts. The implant size is entirely customizable to achieve your desired fullness.
  • Liposuction surgery: Remove stubborn pockets of fat that resist diet and exercise. This can be performed nearly anywhere on the body.
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty): This procedure can reduce fat, tighten abdominal muscles, and remove loose skin for an improved waistline and smoother, flatter tummy.

Additional surgical or non-surgical options may also be recommended or desired as part of this process. If there is an area you wish to address that will not be targeted with the above procedures and techniques, ask your plastic surgeon for other options. 

Learning more about these procedures can help you understand the Mommy Makeover process better and can allow you to make informed decisions during your consultation.

Choosing Your Mommy Makeover Surgeon

A Mommy Makeover involves comprehensive surgical procedures, and you will want to have confidence in your plastic surgeon. Be sure they have many years of experience and have the training to back that experience up. 

Ask to see before and after photos of the procedures you have chosen to get an idea of the kind of results you can expect during your consultation, or check them out on their website.

Mommy Makeover in Newport Beach, CA

Dr. Vincent Hung is a well-respected, board-certified surgeon in internal medicine, dermatology, plastic surgery who offers Mommy Makeovers in Newport Beach, California. 

To schedule an in-depth consultation with Dr. Hung in Newport Beach, call 949-574-8292 today!

Mommy Makeover in Pasadena, CA

Dr. Hung also has offices in Pasadena to serve the San Fernando Valley. If this location is more convenient, call 626-432-5032 to get helpful answers to your questions and set up your appointment.