Mommy makeover patients are often busy people with full lives. They want the comprehensive, age-defying results that plastic surgery can create but don’t want to miss out on daily life for long. Because mommy makeovers involve multiple treatments, recovery can be a tricky thing to navigate. However, there are plenty of things women can do to prepare ahead of time.
We always want our mommy makeover patients from Fort Myers, Naples, and beyond to feel confident and prepared when they’re heading into surgery. In this blog post, we’ll outline a few ways patients can get ready for surgery and get back on their feet as soon as possible.
Set up a support system
You shouldn’t have to face your procedure alone. Your body will have a limited range of motion after surgery, so it’s important to have help you can trust. Connect with friends and family and let them know you’re undergoing a mommy makeover. They will be able to support you and pitch in when needed.
Organize things like rides, childcare, and meal prep beforehand. If you have younger children, avoid picking them up or lifting them above your head. Food delivery apps can be helpful during those first few weeks after surgery. Keep a list of phone numbers handy if you need someone to talk to.
Prepare your home
You need to have a “home base” where you can safely relax during recovery. Clean and sanitize your house ahead of time so you can heal in a healthy environment. Stock up on food and pre-cooked meals to make your schedule more manageable. You can also collect entertainment items—such as computers, tablets, or books—in a single, easy-to-reach location.
By having a clean and recovery-ready house, you can heal in peace without worrying about infection. If you need to do light chores throughout the coming weeks, use gentle movement and don’t bend over or reach too high.
Don’t skimp on self-care
Devoting oneself to self-care might be one of the most challenging tasks for busy moms, but it’s also one of the most important. The major key for a safe, healthy recovery is getting plenty of rest. Don’t feel guilty for taking some “me time” and allow yourself to relax as much as possible. Bodies restore themselves while sleeping, so get comfortable and snooze when your body wants it.
Being a mom isn’t an easy task—after all, there are no “off days.” But with proper preparation and plenty of support from loved ones, you’ll be able to quickly heal and be back to your everyday life in no time.
Browse our mommy makeover before-and-after pictures to see examples of real patient results. If you would like to learn more about your treatment options from a plastic surgeon in the Fort Myers and Naples areas, request a consultation online, or call (239) 262-5662.