One of the biggest concerns we hear from women considering Mommy Makeover surgery at our Denver practice has nothing to do with the procedure itself. They’re worried that it’s not realistic to plan to have plastic surgery because they can’t fit it into their schedules, especially if they have young children at home.
In this blog post, we’ll address those concerns and provide a list of tips to help moms prepare for surgery and help them get through their recoveries. Women motivated to get this transformative procedure can move ahead with their plans and feel comfortable if they have a good support system and are realistic about the recovery process.
With that in mind, here are some points to keep in mind as you think about scheduling a Mommy Makeover procedure:
Every patient’s situation is unique, but it’s important to make sure you have a reliable plan for childcare before scheduling your surgery. For women with small children, keep in mind that lifting a baby or toddler is off-limits during the recovery if you have a tummy tuck included in the Mommy Makeover. If you have school-aged children, you’ll need to schedule carpools if you’ve been responsible for driving them to school or other activities.
Getting in Shape
This may sound a bit counter-intuitive for women who are going in for cosmetic surgery to restore their pre-pregnancy shapes. But being in good overall health can help you recover more quickly and with less risk of complications. You don’t need to be ready for a half-marathon, but a healthy lifestyle can help you maintain the results of the surgery.
Preparing Your Home
If you’re typically the person who cooks for your family, it’s a good idea to prepare several meals ahead of time. It’s also helpful to set up a recovery space where you will spend most of the time during the first couple of weeks after surgery. Have TV remotes, books, mobile devices, and other items easily accessible.
Lining Up Support
Having family or friends who you can call if you need help at a moment’s notice is a good idea. Most women getting Mommy Makeover surgery have a spouse or older children who can provide day-to-day support, but you may need someone to run an errand when they’re not around.
Many moms are used to making sacrifices for their children and family and some of our Mommy Makeover patients feel twinges of guilt about getting plastic surgery. But putting your needs first can lead to a happier family in the long run and you’ll feel more confident.
As you can see in our gallery of before-and-after photos, a Mommy Makeover or even just a tummy tuck performed by one of our Denver plastic surgeons can produce dramatic, transformative results. To learn more about your potential with a Mommy Makeover, contact us using the online form to request a consultation or call us at (303) 278-2600 (Golden) or (303) 951-2100 (Denver) to schedule an appointment. There is no reason to keep putting off being the best version of yourself.