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

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. 

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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.