How to Prepare for a Mommy Makeover

By Peter Fisher, MD on February 04, 2019

Smiling mom in a bathing suit holding a young boyPregnancy can result in a number of undesirable changes to the body, ranging from sagging breasts to fat pockets and loose skin on the abdomen. Dr. Peter Fisher offers mommy makeovers, which are comprehensive treatment plans to restore the figure after pregnancy.

During your mommy makeover, we can remove fat, augment the breasts, and eliminate loose skin. If you want to undergo cosmetic surgery to improve your appearance after pregnancy, these tips will help you prepare for your mommy makeover. Contact our San Antonio, TX practice to find out if a mommy makeover is right for you.

Mommy Makeover Options

Dr. Fisher will develop a custom mommy makeover plan based on your needs and goals. Candidates for this procedure must be finished breastfeeding, in good health, and ready to commit to a healthy lifestyle after the operation.

Treatment options include:

  • Tummy tuck: Dr. Fisher removes excess skin and tightens the abdominal muscles.
  • Liposuction: Dr. Fisher removes excess pockets of fat around the abdomen or other areas of the body.
  • Breast life: Dr. Fisher tightens the skin in the breast area to produce a perkier bust line.
  • Breast augmentation: Dr. Fisher enhances the bust line with saline or cohesive silicone gel breast implants.

Tips to Prepare for a Mommy Makeover

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons offers four tips for preparing for a mommy makeover.

  • Have a comprehensive medical evaluation done
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid aspirin or any drugs that may increase bleeding
  • Adjust current medications as recommended by your doctor

Beyond medical preparation, try to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit before your procedure.

A healthy immune system is key to a rapid recovery. Cutting out unhealthy foods, caffeine, and alcohol are all good first step in this direction.

The weeks after surgery may be challenging. Beyond telling friends, children, and relatives about the pending procedure, make sure that you have a network of support, especially during the first few days after surgery.

You may need someone to help watch your kids for the first week, for example. If you live alone, it is advised to have a trusted friend stay over the first night or two in case you experience complications or need help.

Dr. Fisher will advise you on which medical supplies you will need. Pain medication can be filled before your procedure. Beyond that, you’ll want to have ample clean linen, easy to prepare food, and any reading materials to pass the time.

Your recovery timeline will vary depending on the number and extent of procedures performed.

Most patients will regain mobility during the first week of recovery. Refraining from exercise and stress-inducing position is recommended for the first several weeks after surgery.

Complete recovery can take several months.

Find Out if a Mommy Makeover Is Right for You

The decision to undergo a mommy makeover should not be taken lightly. While the results are dramatic, special care must be taken before the surgery, and patients should be willing to commit to a lifetime of healthy eating and exercise to maintain the results.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Peter Fisher has practiced medicine in San Antonio since 1990. If you are ready to learn more about how a mommy makeover can help you, contact our office online or call (210) 616-0798.

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