Becoming a mother is one of life’s greatest joys. However, some women struggle with how their bodies look and feel after pregnancy. Even with routine diet and exercise, it is hard to get your pre-pregnancy body back. Weight fluctuations and the other body changes that come with pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can cause saggy breasts, flabby tummies, and excess skin.
Dr. Stephen P. Hardy in Missoula, MT is proud to offer mommy makeovers for women who wish to improve their appearance and boost their self-confidence through a variety of body contouring and breast enhancement procedures. Before undergoing this procedure, it’s important to understand what is involved in the mommy makeover recovery so you can maximize your results.
Each mommy makeover is catered to the unique needs of the patient, so recovery times can vary. Because a mommy makeover can include numerous procedures in one surgery, such as a breast augmentation and lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and thigh lift, the recovery process may be extensive. Below are some tips that can help you with your mommy makeover recovery.
Preparation is key to the success of your recovery. Prior to your surgery, Dr. Hardy will meet with you to discuss the procedure in detail and provide you with a list of instructions to help prepare your body and home for after surgery. This may include:
After surgery, you will be encouraged to get up and walk a few hours after surgery to help with blood flow. Healthy blood flow can minimize your risk for blot clots. Once home, increase your activity little by little as directed by Dr. Hardy. Although light activity is essential to recovery, resting is just as important. Patients who overdo it can cause a setback in their recovery.
Before leaving the hospital, you will be given a list of post-op instructions that should be diligently observed at home. These instructions are in place for your overall health and final results and will include your medication schedule, incision care, and activities to avoid. These may also involve wearing a surgical bra or compression garment to minimize swelling.
At Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates, we are committed to helping our patients have a positive and successful mommy makeover recovery. As an experienced board certified surgeon, Dr. Hardy will customize your mommy makeover to your personal cosmetic goals. If you are interested in gaining back your pre-pregnancy body, contact our office online today or call (406) 728-3811 to schedule your consultation.