A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures that aim to improve areas of the body most commonly impacted by pregnancy. It’s ideal for women who have finished having children, are no longer breastfeeding, and are already at their goal weight. It’s important to know that a mommy makeover can be extensive and requires some specific steps to mitigate risk and ensure you get the results you’re hoping for. Here are just four tips to starting your mommy makeover recovery off right.

Quit Smoking

Even before your mommy makeover, it’s important that you quit smoking. If you’re a smoker, you should quit immediately (it can benefit your health in general, and the health of everyone around you as well). Dr. Ashruf will advise you not to smoke for at least several weeks prior to your mommy makeover. Likewise, he will  also instruct you not to smoke for several weeks after your procedure. Smoking before and after a mommy makeover can lead to complications and impede your body’s ability to heal.

Make Healthy Food Choices

After your mommy makeover, you should make sure to focus on a healthy diet. This helps prevent weight fluctuations that can negatively affect your results. Additionally, the best candidates for a mommy makeover are women who have already reached their target weight or are at least close to it. You’ll need to have a healthy body mass index (or BMI) to avoid potential complications and get the most out of your surgery. Always opt for healthy foods, especially plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, and lean protein.

Always Listen to Your Body

Although you might feel antsy about resuming your regular routine and exercise regimen shortly after your mommy makeover, it’s absolutely essential to listen to your body. Your body can tell you if you’re pushing yourself too much and too hard. If it feels too taxing to perform certain activities or chores, it means you’re doing too much at once. Listen to your body and rest so you can properly heal. When you’re healing from major surgery, slow and steady is the way to go.

Ask Questions Whenever You Need To

If you have any questions or concerns while you’re recovering from your mommy makeover, contact your plastic surgeon. They’ll be glad to answer all your questions and address your concerns in order to help you prevent complications. You can even get some much-needed reassurance if you’re doing everything right during your recovery time. No question should be out of the question.

Schedule a Consultation

For Patients from Annapolis, Columbia and Greater Annapolis areas who want to learn more about mommy makeovers, contact Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Center of Maryland to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ashruf. You can schedule your consultation by calling or filling out our online form.