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How to Prepare for a Mommy Makeover

Bringing a life into the world is a magical moment. However, it can also be very stressful on the body. Your skin stretches to allow the bump to grow. Then the pounds start piling up, and after breastfeeding, the shape of your breasts change permanently.

Fortunately, you no longer have to accept these changes. You can be a mom and snap back to your pre-pregnancy body with a mommy makeover, a series of plastic surgery procedures that can fix the loose skin in your tummy area, lift up your breasts, and eliminate any extra pounds. 

Are you considering getting a mommy makeover? We asked our specialists at Lancaster Plastic Surgery about how to prepare for one.

Inform your provider about all the drugs and supplements you take

Many commonly used drugs, supplements, and herbs can negatively impact the outcome of a mommy makeover. 

Anti-inflammatories, aspirin, garlic, ginger, and ginseng may increase your risk of bleeding during the procedure. Even contraceptives can be problematic, as they may increase your risk for blood clots. 

Make a list of all the drugs and supplements you’re taking, and ask your provider if it’s safe for you to continue taking them before your surgery.

Quit cigarettes 

Smoking prior to your surgery can increase your chance of stroke or heart complications during the procedure. 

Cigarettes inhibit blood flow and negatively influence the performance of the heart and lungs. Smoking also has a negative impact on wound healing because it reduces the oxygen in your blood to be carried to the wound site.

Get a physical before the procedure 

Physicals are vital to successful mommy makeovers. Many illnesses either don’t come with any symptoms or come with mild symptoms that often fly under the radar. A good example is type 2 diabetes, which lacks symptoms in the early stages of the disease but can significantly slow down your recovery. 

Plan for the recovery

Depending on the number and the types of procedures you plan to get, you can expect the recovery period to last anywhere between two and six weeks. 

However, you won’t spend the entire time in the hospital. Most patients return home a few days after the surgeries. 

Throughout your recovery, you may need an adult around the house to help you clean, cook, and shop. You won’t be able to lift heavy objects during this time, and you may experience some swelling and tenderness.

Get your own mommy makeover 

If you’re in good health and don’t want more children, a mommy makeover is a fantastic tool to turn back time and reshape your body after pregnancy and breastfeeding. 

Our past mommy makeover patients got rid of stubborn folds of fat, reshaped their breasts, and eliminated loose skin. Want the same results? Contact us to schedule an appointment, and find out if you’re a good candidate for a mommy makeover.

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