Joseph Serota, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Before and After Tips for Mommy Makeover

By admin June 11, 2020

Pregnancy and breastfeeding often take a physical toll on your body, and sometimes causes changes that can be difficult to reverse. Even with an attentive diet and vigorous exercise, it can be challenging to restore your pre-pregnancy figure. With a Mommy Makeover in Aurora, Denver, Dr. Serota offers women the opportunity to address a number of common cosmetic concerns simultaneously. Mommy Makeover procedures can rejuvenate the appearance of the breasts, abdomen, face and other areas for results that look both beautiful and natural. In order to help ensure a successful procedure, we’ve provided the following tips for before and after your Mommy Makeover.

Tips for BEFORE your Mommy Makeover

Stop Smoking – If you are a smoker, this is one of the first things you’ll need to do to prepare for your Mommy Makeover. Quitting smoking will reduce the likelihood of complications in surgery and increase your body’s ability to recover afterward.   

Make Your Health a Priority – The healthier your body at the time of your Mommy Makeover, the lower your risk of complications and the faster you’ll recover. Prior to your procedure, eat foods rich in vitamins and minerals, get regular exercise and plenty of sleep.

Arrange for Assistance – On the day of your Mommy Makeover, you’ll need someone to drive you home. You will also need someone to assist you with eating, taking medication and safely moving about for 2 to 3 days after the procedure. You may also need help around the home with childcare, pet care, meal preparation and housework. Making arrangements ahead of time with family or friends will help ensure that you get the time you need to heal.   

Plan for Enough Recovery Time – A Mommy Makeover is major surgery, it requires significant recovery time. Plan to take at least 2 weeks to 3 weeks off of work. You will also need to avoid certain activities such as driving and exercise during this time. 

Tips for AFTER your Mommy Makeover

Take it Easy – For 2 to 3 weeks following your Mommy Makeover, you should be in recovery mode. It’s important to remember that your body needs rest in order to heal. Getting up and moving around too soon can result in unwanted complications. 

Follow All Post-Op Instructions – It’s very important that you follow all post-op instructions. This includes taking your medications as directed, wearing your compression garments, draining your incisions, showing up to your follow-up appointments and anything else Dr. Serota has instructed.

Eat Healthy Foods – Your post-surgery diet should contain foods with lots of vitamins and minerals to help speed the healing process. Fruit, vegetables, yogurt, lean proteins and whole grains should make up most of your post-surgery diet.  

Be Patient with Your Healing – While the Mommy Makeover will eventually provide you with results you love to see in the mirror, it takes time. While you heal you may experience side effects like pain, bruising, swelling and you probably won’t like the way you look in the mirror right away. Be patient and trust that the end result will be worth it. 

Whether you’re looking for breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck or any combination of the three, you’ve come to the right place for your Mommy Makeover. Contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or website today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Serota.

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