Mommy Makeover Recovery – preparation is the key
Many women who have completed having children and are anxious to get their pre-pregnancy body back are rightfully concerned about the logistics of recovery. If there are small children in the house, especially babies, the challenge of caring for them is amplified for the first few weeks following a mommy makeover.
A mommy makeover is often composed of a trio of procedures; breast lift with or without augmentation, a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and some liposuction. Recovering from a combination of procedures is not much more difficult than recovering from one. Obviously you will need more time to recover from two or three procedures than you would for only one, but not nearly as much as having individual surgeries would require.
Arrange for a Helper
Being well prepared makes all the difference. It is very important to arrange for someone to be the chief caregiver during the first two or three weeks. This will ensure the recovery goes smoothly and also that the healing process is not compromised by having to lift your baby or toddler. You can expect to be extra tired for the first few weeks and will be restricted from lifting, stretching or performing any strenuous tasks.
Rest is very important during recovery and having a helper makes it much easier to just relax and let the body heal. Dr. Repta will provide detailed instructions to help you during the recovery period. Following them carefully will get you up and about and enjoying the results of having some of the best mommy makeover Scottsdale can provide.
Take Care of the Little Details
Before your surgery make sure to get your prescriptions filled, get the shopping done, pay bills, arrange for a pet walker, etc. Prepare your recovery location so you can easily reach what you need. If you live with stairs, try to set up your sleeping area on the main level. Have entertainment materials close to hand as well as anything you will need such as cold packs, tissues, water, snacks, the TV remote, hairbrush etc. You will want to clear your schedule for the first few weeks so that all you need to do is recover.