Tips to Make Mommy Makeover Recovery Easier
A mommy makeover can significantly rejuvenate one’s appearance by addressing the effects that pregnancy and breastfeeding have on the body. Many women considering this procedure wonder how the recovery process might impact their daily routines, and our plastic surgeon, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, has compiled this list of recommendations to make your recovery more comfortable and facilitate the healing process:
- Since your mobility will likely be limited during the first couple of days of your recovery, arranging a friend or family member to help you around the house can be essential.
- For the first week or two, mothers should also arrange for assistance with childcare. Heavy lifting and strenuous physical activity should be avoided for four to six weeks, so this extra assistance may be particularly important for mothers with small children.
- Wear any post-surgical garments, such as a surgical bra or abdominal binder, for the prescribed amount of time to help minimize swelling and reduce risk of complication.
- Sleeping with pillows beneath your back as well as keeping a slight bend in the legs can reduce discomfort and minimize any stress at the site of surgical incisions.
Always contact your plastic surgeon if swelling, redness, or pain begins to increase. Chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, fever, an unusual heartbeat, or bleeding are also indicators that you should contact your plastic surgeon immediately.
For additional information about mommy makeover recovery, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, please contact The Aesthetic Surgery Centre today.