5 Tips for Recovering from a Mommy Makeover
If you’re considering a mommy makeover, you’re likely excited about seeing your final results. Before you get to see them, however, there are some important steps to follow. Aftercare is one of the most important parts of your surgical process since it’s directly related to the success of your results. As with any procedure, the best way to ensure you get the results you want is by consulting a double-board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Jonathan Berman is one of the most highly experienced plastic surgeons based in Boca Raton, FL, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Surgery (ASAPS). With a focus on patient safety, Dr. Berman has provided exceptional care and service for over three decades. Here’s what to know about your mommy makeover recovery with Dr. Berman and how you can ensure you can enjoy your results for years to come.
Follow Aftercare Instructions
Dr. Berman and our team will supply detailed aftercare instructions well in advance of your surgery date. Make sure to review them and plan ahead with any materials or prescriptions you’ll need. Since you’ll need a responsible adult on hand to assist around the house during your initial recovery, make sure to review your aftercare instructions with them as well. It’s important to follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions closely, from taking prescribed medications to managing swelling to reporting complications to attending follow-up visits. Make sure to ask questions if you’re unclear about any instructions – and don’t hesitate to contact our office with any concerns.
Take It Easy
During the first 1-2 weeks of recovery, you should focus on resting and allowing your body to heal. This means avoiding elevating your heart rate too much, which can impact swelling. You should still get up and walk around the house regularly to keep blood moving but avoid anything too intensive. If you have children or pets to look after, make sure your helper is able to manage in the meantime so you don’t have to expend too much energy, lift heavy objects, travel up and down stairs, or bend over too much.
Drinking plenty of water will help keep your body hydrated and promote healing. Make sure to drink plenty of clear liquids and avoid alcohol and caffeine. Keep a bottle of water on hand while you rest or consider keeping a stock of clear drinks in your recovery area for easy access.
Eat Nutritionally-Balanced Meals
Eating nutrient-rich foods will help fuel your body and aid in recovery. Avoid processed or sugary snacks and opt for healthy options like fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains. It can be helpful to spend some time preparing meals ahead of your surgery date so you can simply reheat them without worrying about cooking.
Listen to Your Body
If you’re in considerable pain that doesn’t go away or you’re noticing anything unusual, it’s always best to contact Dr. Berman. Our team will give you detailed instructions on signs of complication to watch for, but if you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Make sure to listen to your body and don’t push yourself too hard, especially when returning to your normal activities.
Schedule a Consultation
When considering a Mommy Makeover or any other plastic surgery procedure, choosing a double board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Berman is essential. Dr. Berman has a reputation for providing exceptional patient care and achieving outstanding results. He works closely with his patients to understand their unique needs and goals and develop personalized treatment plans to achieve optimal results. To schedule a consultation, contact Berman Plastic Surgery & Spa by calling or filling out our online form.