Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Bruno knows that if you’ve decided to make the time and financial investment in a Mommy Makeover procedure, you want your results to be long-lasting. After all, nobody wants to undergo major surgery only to have those results negated within a few years. Below are 5 tips from Dr. Bruno to help you get the best results from your Mommy Makeover procedure.
1. Be Certain You’re Done Having Children Before You Get a Mommy Makeover
The number one thing you can do to ensure that you get the best possible results from your Mommy Makeover is to make sure you’re done having children before you have the surgery performed, and that you have a solid birth control plan in place to prevent any future unexpected pregnancies. This isn’t because getting a Mommy Makeover makes future pregnancies unsafe. Many Beverly Hills women have Mommy Makeovers and go on to have future, full-term, healthy pregnancies. However, subsequent pregnancies after you’ve had a breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck and liposuction, can negatively impact your results, thus requiring additional surgery to reclaim your pre-pregnancy body once again.
2. Make Sure You’ve Sustained Your Goal Weight for a Stable Amount of Time Before Having Surgery
Beverly Hills moms who desire a Mommy Makeover, especially the tummy tuck portion of this combined plastic surgery procedure, should be sure they are at or very near their goal weight and have maintained that weight for a steady period of time. The reason – a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. Instead, it’s designed to repair separated abdominal muscles and excise loose and abdominal skin you’ve developed as a result of your past pregnancies.
3. Disclose Your Full Medical History to Dr. Bruno
Getting a Mommy Makeover is a big surgery, and you need to make sure that Dr. Bruno is well informed about your prior medical history. He needs this information to create a personalized treatment plan for you. For example, if you’ve had prior surgeries and have developed keloid scars, he needs to know so that he can come up with a plan to prevent those from occurring again. He also needs to know if you have any medical conditions that may exclude you from becoming an optimal candidate for a Mommy Makeover.
4. Follow Dr. Bruno’s Post-Operative Instructions to a “T”
Beverly Hills women who have a Mommy Makeover typically require about 2 weeks of rest and recovery time after their surgery. These instructions include no heavy lifting, including lifting or carrying your small children. In order to get the best result possible, you need to heal properly. That means you must follow Dr. Bruno’s post-operative instructions to a “T.”
5. Eat Healthy and Exercise Once You’re Cleared to Do So
A final way to get the best results possible from your Beverly Hills Mommy Makeover is to eat healthy (to avoid future weight gain) and to exercise regularly as soon as you are cleared to do so. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the best way to maintain your weight, which helps you maintain the results of your Mommy Makeover.
Call Dr. Bruno with Any Questions
If you’re a woman interested in getting a Mommy Makeover and have questions about how you can best receive and maintain your results, we highly recommend you meet face to face with Dr. Bruno himself. During an initial consultation, you can explain your problem areas with him, discuss your surgery goals, and he’ll explain the procedure and maintenance process with you in easy to understand terms.
To schedule this initial appointment, call Dr. Bruno today at (310) 461-3855.