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10 Things To Know About A Mommy Makeover

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Whether you’re looking into plastic surgery procedures to help correct aesthetic issues after pregnancy and childbirth, extreme weight loss, or another reason, a mommy makeover can be an excellent way to save on total recovery time as well as the cost of multiple procedures. As you start figuring out what exactly you want from this surgery, it helps to know some key aspects of both the procedure itself and what your life will look like after you’re done.

1. You Will Recover at Home

Because a mommy makeover is an outpatient procedure, you’ll be released from the surgical facility at CARE Plastic Surgery after you’ve stabilized from the anesthesia. This means you’ll need a caregiver to drive you home and have your recovery area all set up prior to arriving on your surgery day.

2. You Will Need Time to Heal

Depending on the procedures you choose to have, recovering from a mommy makeover can take a few weeks before you are able to return to your normal activities. Common procedures include a tummy tuck, breast lift, and liposuction, which, when combined, can take up to two weeks before going back to work.

3. You Will Need Help During Recovery

Especially for patients who get abdominoplasty, recovering from surgery requires assistance, as that procedure involves not fully straightening out your torso for several days. You’ll need a caregiver to take care of household chores, shopping trips, and childcare, if necessary.

4. Driving Privileges Will Be Restricted

After a mommy makeover surgery, you will likely be prescribed medications to manage any pain and discomfort. At times, these medications may be narcotics, and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Coan will instruct you on when you’re cleared to drive again after finishing your prescription.

5. Swelling Can Last For Months

Although you will be able to see some semblance of the results of surgery immediately after the procedure, your final results won’t be visible for several months. This is because your treatment areas will still be swollen to a small degree, even though you feel totally normal.

6. Don’t Lift Anything Heavy

Dr. Coan will instruct you specifically on your post-operative restrictions, but it almost always includes refraining from lifting heavy objects for several weeks. Putting undue strain on the muscles in your body too early after surgery can lead to unfavorable results or other complications.

7. Quit Smoking

Smoking, along with being a habit that can lead to lung cancer and other diseases, significantly affects the body’s ability to heal. By quitting smoking several weeks before and after surgery at a minimum, you allow your body to fully reset and recover.

8. Maintain Your Results

Just because you have a sudden and dramatic improvement in your appearance after a mommy makeover doesn’t mean you will keep these results forever. By maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly, you ensure you will maintain your new appearance for years to come.

9. Trust Dr. Coan

As a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Coan is a trusted and admired physician who has won many awards for his techniques and results. For people in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, there’s no better surgeon to trust for your mommy makeover.

10. Relish Your Results!

Once you’ve healed enough to get back to your normal life, it’s time to enjoy your new look and figure! You’ll feel a rush of self-confidence as you experience the life-changing benefits of this significant plastic surgery procedure.

Mommy Makeover Surgery in Cary, NC

Want to learn more about mommy makeovers in North Carolina? Schedule an appointment with the expert, Dr. Brian Coan by calling CARE Plastic Surgery or contacting us online. During a consultation, Dr. Coan can examine your problem areas, give advice for what procedures may be best for you, and give you clear expectations of your responsibilities before and after surgery. Get in touch with us today!

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