It’s no secret that mothers make incredible sacrifices for their children, including the sacrifice of their bodies. Bouncing back from a pregnancy isn’t easy, especially after the second or third child. Drooping breasts and a sagging stomach are just a few of the physical changes that many mothers endure. Fortunately, the Mommy Makeover can help you restore your body image and feel like yourself again. Just don’t forget to plan carefully for a successful recovery process as well.
Changes to the breasts and stomach are most common in Mommy Makeover packages. Since these procedures are more invasive, they demand longer recovery periods. The following tips will help you plan for a stress-free recovery period so that you can follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions to rest.
Taking care of your children will be virtually impossible in the first two to three days after your Mommy Makeover, and it won’t exactly be simple in the weeks to follow. Since you will be expressly forbidden from doing any heavy lifting or quick movements, keeping up after young children will present a number of challenges. Be sure to recruit friends, family members, and your spouse to take care of your children and tend to household chores.
If you don’t want to – or cannot – rely upon your helpers to make your family dinner every night, consider making frozen meals before your surgery day. There are many casserole and crock pot dishes that can be assembled and frozen for quick and easy cooking any night of the week. This is a simple solution that keeps everybody happy and fed without any hard work.
You can’t exactly recover from a tummy tuck and breast augmentation on the couch while your young kids jump around you. Before you undergo your procedure, set up a space that will only be used for your rest and relaxation. Make sure it is stocked with water bottles, entertainment, snacks, pillows, and any medical equipment you may need.
Thanks to his extensive training and years of experience as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Landon of Landon Plastic Surgery has an eye for the precise balance and proportion that allows him to deliver beautiful and natural Mommy Makeover results. Call (813) 377-2081 to schedule your consultation and learn more about getting your pre-pregnancy body back for summer.