Planning Your Mommy Makeover Part I: Pre-Op Preparations
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 06:50
Keystone Cosmetic Surgery Center
It is no secret that pregnancy and motherhood change a woman in more ways than one. As a reputable plastic surgery practice, we help women address the physical aspects of their body that they want to regain. Mommy makeover treatment is popular for several reasons. One is that the series of procedures involved in the process is completely customized to each patient. The list goes on and on but it does not answer common questions patients have, like how to make the most of their treatment process. This month, we will thoroughly discuss this topic, starting with pre-operative preparations.
Before Your Mommy Makeover
Research several plastic surgeons, then whittle your list down to two or three. Schedule a consultation with each and ask all of your questions. Consider the comfort you feel with each physician, their experience with mommy makeovers, and the feedback you get from other patients in the form of testimonials or direct contact.
Once you have selected your surgeon:
Stop smoking. In fact, stop using all forms of nicotine if possible. Nicotine restricts blood flow, and blood flow is necessary for optimal healing.
Talk with your doctor about prescriptions, supplements, vitamins, and even recreational drugs you use. It is vital that your surgeon know your full health history in order to avoid unnecessary risks during your procedure and recovery.
Stock up. Specifically, patients are advised to fill their post-operative prescriptions before their surgery takes place. This alleviates any stress related to taking medications on time.
Prepare the support team. It may take more than one person to fulfill your normal duties. Start assembling a support team well before surgery. Prepare them (and yourself) for the extent of help you will need as you recover. For the first week or two after surgery, you will need help getting out of bed. You will need someone to cook, care for kids or pets, and handle chores like taking out the trash. You may need someone to administer your pain medication for at least a few days, and don’t forget about your need for good company.
Arrange for about two weeks off. The majority of healing occurs within seven to ten days. Having a few extra days to regain optimal energy can further promote the good feelings around your mommy makeover.
Think about comfort. We won’t diminish the need for comfort during recovery after a mommy makeover. The physical toll of surgery can affect your emotions, so you want your recovery space, your home, to be as cozy and replenishing as possible. Get a soft blanket for your bed. Add a few fluffy pillows. Amass entertainment in all forms, music, movies, magazines, and more.
Mommy makeover treatment offers numerous benefits for patients who want to feel great about their body. In our next post, we will discuss more about what to expect after your mommy makeover. For more information, schedule a consultation in our Pottsville or Hazleton office.
“I want to thank the staff for your help and concern in all aspects of my pre and post-op care. To Dr. Kimmel, I would like to thank you for your professionalism, kindness, sincerity, and beautiful work. I am extremely grateful.”
- P.C. from Pottsville, PA
“I can’t imagine what could be improved! Dr. Kimmel, every staff member, and the CRNA were professional, caring, and considerate at all times. I can’t say enough how delighted I am with your care and my new body image! Thank you so much for everything!”
- J.C. from Duschore, PA
“The services and care were excellent. There is no way to improve on the services and care at this surgical center. They are absolutely outstanding. Dr Kimmel was kind and took the time to explain everything thoroughly, and so was his entire staff kind and caring. I have nothing bur praise for all of them.”