You’ve decided that you want a mommy makeover. This is a great option to combine multiple plastic surgery procedures into one surgery and streamline your recovery time. Post-operative recovery time is important to everyone, but it can be of extra concern for patients with children Dr. B. Aviva Preminger, a female plastic surgeon in New York City, understands that being a parent is your number one priority and that you will want to recover from your mommy makeover as quickly as possible. Preminger Plastic Surgery would like to share this before and after care guide for your upcoming mommy makeover in Manhattan.
Before the surgery
You’re a hardworking mom who loves her family, but you should feel good about yourself, too. That’s why when you decide to have your mommy makeover you should put your best foot forward. Before making the final decision to have plastic surgery, you should feel free to discuss any concerns and be very open with us at Preminger Plastic Surgery. If you have questions pertaining to your surgery or post-op care, please bring those to our attention. Comfort and lack of stress are an important factor for your health as well as your recovery.
Schedule yourself enough time to recover. You will need to make sure that you have enough time for yourself and the healing that needs to occur. This is the time to focus on you. You should plan to have someone who can help care for you for the first few days—ideally, a family member or friend who could help with your daily needs during your initial recovery.
Another way that you can help yourself before surgery is to make sure you’re in the best shape possible. The better your physical condition, the greater your healing ability will be. Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and getting regular exercise will help you better handle both the actual surgery and recovery. We also have one last recommendation: stop smoking. Tobacco products are destructive to your body, and they can be detrimental to the healing process.
After the surgery
Healing is the first priority following your procedure. We need you to take things slow and stay as relaxed as possible. You should take small steps towards some movement each day. This can be hard for many patients, but you have to remember that your healing is a slow process, so don’t overdo it.
Post-operative recovery can take several weeks or more before you feel back to normal. You and your friends or family will be responsible for keeping up with your medications (and they will mostly be for pain relief for a short period of time. Also, don’t fret if you look in the mirror and you’re not immediately seeing the results that you wanted. Bruising and swelling are normal. Once swelling and bruising disappear, you will begin seeing the results that you expect.
It can take 12 weeks for final results to be visible. This part of the procedure is hardest because emotions run high and you just want to be back to your normal routine, but before you know it, you’ll not only be your normal self again—but with the aesthetic changes that make the person that you always wanted to be.
Mommy Makeover in Manhattan
Being a mother doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your own desires and self-confidence. If you’re located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan or anywhere in New York City, then contact Preminger Plastic Surgery. If you’re interested in a mommy makeover or any of our other procedures, visit www.premingermd.com or call us at (212) 706-1900 to schedule a free consultation.