Preparing for your mommy makeover can be an exciting time. You’re likely anticipating what your body will look like once all is said and done, and there’s a lot to look forward to with a customized mommy makeover procedure. However, it’s important to remember that there will be a long road to recovery before you see your final results. Recovery is one of the most important parts of your surgical process, and the mommy makeover comes with one of the longest recovery periods out of any plastic surgery procedure. Here’s what to expect from it and how you can plan ahead.

Enlist Help Around the House

After your mommy makeover at Power Plastic Surgery, you’ll have restrictions placed on your movement for at least a few weeks. In fact, you should avoid lifting even small children or packages since it can put strain on your incisions. This means you’ll be unable to take care of children, pets, or tasks around the house during this time. Enlisting help from a family member or close friend can be crucial to making sure you get the rest you need. Additionally, having someone to help you move around and fetch things you need can relieve some of the stress of staying in bed for extended periods of time (especially if you normally lead a busy lifestyle).

Prepare a Recovery Area

Designating an area in your home for your recovery is an important step in preparing for surgery. Firstly, make sure the area gives you privacy and quiet so that you can get the rest you need. Secondly, make sure there’s a couch or bed that is comfortable and provides plenty of support. Thirdly, make sure it’s climate-controlled and easily adjustable based on your needs. Finally, make sure you’ll have a bathroom and entertainment nearby.

Take some time to set up your area with everything you’ll need, including places to put medications, snacks, and water – and plenty of pillows to keep yourself upright while sleeping. Additionally, prepare some re-heatable and nutritious meals and snacks ahead of time so that you don’t have to worry about cooking during your recovery.

Be Patient

Plastic surgery procedures require patience, and the mommy makeover is no exception. Mommy makeover procedures combine multiple procedures into one surgical session, so it’s important to set your expectations on recovery. You should count on spending most of your time in bed for one to two weeks before you return to light, office-based work. If you work a more physical job, you may need to recover for longer. You should wait at least one month before returning to low-impact exercise, and it may take up to six weeks before returning to more intense exercises like core workouts. In short, you should plan on at least one month before returning to your normal lifestyle and activities.

Schedule a Consultation

The mommy makeover is one of the most effective ways to transform your figure after childbearing. To meet with Dr. Stephanie Power, contact our Toronto, ON Canada office by calling or filling out our online form.

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