Mommy makeovers are a large plastic surgery trend that’s been sweeping the nation for women between thirty and fifty-five. Through a set list of procedures, women hope to recapture the look they had before they had children and turn their bodies into ones that make them feel good.
If you’re considering one of these procedures, this is everything you need to know!
You Should Do What Makes You Feel Good
The average mommy makeover is a series of surgeries that are made to try and make a woman’s body turn into one that she’s proud to have. Reversing the side effects of pregnancy and stress involves a tummy tuck, a breast procedure (usually a lift and/ or augmentation), and at times liposuction to get rid of extra fat or cellulite.
Although not all of these are necessary for a mommy makeover, it depends on what you want for your body and what feels good and right for you.
Stop Smoking Before and After Procedures
Smoking can ruin your skin’s elasticity and slow down your healing time. This means you could deal with sagging results or could even have to have corrections done if your scars don’t heal the way you want them to.
It’s better to stop entirely, but if you can’t, you should consider a break at least until you can completely heal. With the surgeries involved,
Although you may assume anti-inflammatory drugs and teas would be useful before and after surgery to keep the swelling down: it’s vital that you avoid them. These can increase bleeding and make it harder to fight against internal bleeding after the surgery is completed.
Ask your plastic surgeon about any medications, foods, supplements, or anything else they want you to avoid, and you’ll be able to come out healthier on the other side.
Don’t Crash Diet Before or After
Some think that severe weight loss can help their results or can allow them to look even better after surgery: but they don’t do it. When you lose a lot of weight, it can weaken your immune system, make it harder for you to heal, and can ruin your skin’s elasticity, which is needed especially after surgery.
Avoid crash dieting, and focus instead on keeping as hydrated as possible, making healthy food choices that give your body enough calories to work and thrive, and exercising periodically (following your doctor’s rules after surgery, of course).
Seek Therapy Before and After
It’s a good idea to seek therapy before and after plastic surgery since it may alter how you feel about your body. Even if the result is exactly what you wanted from the surgery, you may deal with some slight dysphoria at the changes, which is perfectly normal. Seeking therapy is a great way to work through this and feel right in your body and excited about getting the results you want, as well as work through any other items you want to.
You Deserve To Feel Good in Your Body
Regardless of what surgeries you’re getting, it’s important to take the time to do what makes you feel good in your body. Everyone deserves to feel at peace and happy in their own body.