mommy-makeoverAre you a busy mom who is ready to reclaim her pre-pregnancy body once and for all? If so, it’s time for a Mommy Makeover. This popular Beverly Hills procedure includes a breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, and sometimes also includes a breast lift and liposuction for problem areas like the abdomen, love handles, and thighs. A Mommy Makeover is the perfect procedure for perking up your breasts after nursing babies, and for tightening up your belly after pregnancy.

Often, busy moms like you rarely have the opportunity to put yourself first, but it’s important that you are in optimal shape before undoing a Mommy Makeover. After all, plastic surgery is serious. It’s important that you know everything you can about the procedure. It’s good to be well prepared and educated about the process before you go under the knife. Here are some tips from Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Bruno about how to prepare for a Mommy Makeover.

Make Sure You’re in Good Health

Before undergoing an elective procedure, it’s important that your overall health is assessed and that you’re cleared for surgery by your primary physician. Beverly Hills Mommy Makeover patients will need to have a pre-op appointment with their primary care doctor, and may also need and EKG before surgery. Don’t worry about these tests, though. They’re all done to just double check that you’re safe to undergo your Mommy Makeover.

Maintain a Stable Weight

Your weight can fluctuate dramatically from pregnancy and the postpartum period and beyond. But future significant increases and decreases in weight can have a negative impact on your results from a Mommy Makeover, especially your tummy tuck and liposuction procedures. Before you undergo a Mommy Makeover, you need to maintain a stable weight. And be on a diet and exercise plan to maintain a stable weight in the future.

Be Certain You Are Done Having Children

Many women feel like they are living in an unrecognizable body after childbirth, and a Mommy Makeover can return a sense of normalcy to their lives. But all the fabulous results of a Mommy Makeover can be significantly impacted if you become pregnant again after your procedure. Before deciding to undergo a Mommy Makeover, you need to be certain that you’re not going to have any more children and have a birth control plan in place to prevent future pregnancies.

Line Up Help At Home

A Mommy Makeover is a serious procedure, and you’ll need seven to ten days of rest following your surgery. This means you’ll need to take time off of work, or if you’re a stay-at-home mom, find someone to help you watch your little ones. If you have small children, you shouldn’t lift them for at least a week following your Beverly Hills Mommy Makeover procedure.

Be Prepared for Your Recovery

Before you undergo surgery, it’s important that you’re prepared. Your pain medication prescriptions should be filled a week before surgery, and you should have plenty of Gatorade or other nutritious beverages on hand to drink after surgery to stay hydrated. You can also prepare for your Beverly Hills Mommy Makeover by taking Arnica before your surgery, which is a homeopathic medication that can help reduce swelling and bruising. Avoid all aspirin and Motrin products for about ten days before surgery.

If you’re ready to reclaim your pre-pregnancy body, call our Beverly Hills office today at 310-461-3855 to schedule a free consultation.