Mommy Makeover Recovery Guide in Norwalk, CT
Childbearing can be a joyful, rewarding experience for many women. Throughout the process of pregnancy, the body undergoes weight and hormonal fluctuations that can leave excess fat, skin, and stretch marks on various regions of the body and cause the breasts to sag. Many women are self-conscious about their body after giving birth, but luckily Mommy Makeover surgery can address concerns about the abdomen, hips, thighs, and breasts to restore and enhance your pre-baby body contour.
What to Expect
Your personal goals and desired results will determine which procedures are included in your Mommy Makeover procedure. By combining multiple techniques into one procedure, Mommy Makeover surgery is designed to achieve optimal results with the quickest recovery time possible. Your surgery may include liposuction to remove excess fat, fat transfer to redistribute purified fat to areas of lost volume, breast augmentation and breast lift to increase the size and reposition the breasts, breast reduction to resize breasts to a more proportionate size, and a Brazilian Butt Lift to firm and tighten the buttocks.
During your consultation with Dr. Rosen at his office in Norwak, CT, you and he will discuss all your preferences and plan your procedure accordingly. Regardless of your Mommy Makeover details, your incisions will be bandaged with surgical dressings. The breasts may be supported with a surgical bra, and the abdominal area and buttocks may be wrapped in a compression garment to promote healing and reduce swelling and bruising. The majority of your symptoms and discomfort will diminish within 7 to 10 days following your procedure. The results may not finalize until several months after your Mommy Makeover procedure. It is important to be patient and have realistic expectations of your results because the recuperation process should not be rushed.
Tips for a Quicker Recovery
Every patient will experience a different recovery time depending on their body type, medical history, and how long they allow their body to rest after their Mommy Makeover surgery. Below are some tips to help you feel back to normal as quickly as possible.
- Follow your postoperative care instructions provided by Dr. Rosen carefully.
- Request clarification as needed to ensure you are following all directions accurately.
- Rest and relax for the first week while your swelling and bruising heal.
- Avoid strenuous activities until you have completely recovered.
- Drink plenty of water to remain hydrated.
- Ensure that your incisions are not rubbed or subject to force or excessive movement.
- Do not lift anything until you are cleared to do so.
It is helpful to arrange for a family member or friend to care for you during the first three days. If you already have children, you may also want them to provide childcare for the first week to allow you to sleep.
Maintaining Your Results
It is essential to keep a healthy diet and introduce a regular exercise regimen to maintain your current weight, which will help your results last longer. Using sun protection and avoiding direct sunlight on your incisions will help you heal and prevent excess visible scarring. Becoming pregnant again after your Mommy Makeover surgery will usually undo most of the results. It is recommended that you are finished having children before undergoing a Mommy Makeover procedure to ensure your desired outcome is achieved and long-lasting.
Mommy Makeover surgery can completely transform your post-baby body into your ideal body contour. Call our office in Norwalk, CT at (203) 899-0000 today to learn more about this procedure and schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosen.