There is nothing more beautiful than bringing life into this world. It is an experience that is different from any other, and unique to each woman. It is a powerful change that affects your life, your family, and your body. While some women feel confident in their post pregnancy body, other women may miss the body they had before they had their baby. A mommy makeover is a series of cosmetic procedures that can help you regain your pre-pregnancy body and restore your confidence. As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you are prepared before moving forward. Below are some tips for maximizing the expectations and results of your mommy makeover.
- Do this for you:
Your decision to go forward with your mommy makeover should be done for the right reasons. It is important that you are making this decision for yourself, and not for someone else. Likewise, it is equally as important that you don’t shy away from cosmetic surgery because you’re afraid of what other people may think of you. How you feel about your body is personal. If moving forward with a mommy makeover will help you regain confidence, then there is nothing wrong with that.
- Be realistic with your results:
Healing takes time. You will discover that throughout your healing journey, your body will begin to change in a positive way. There is no standard recovery time, as each patient is different, and so is their journey to recovery. During this time, it is important to listen to your body, and allow it to recovery at its own pace. Don’t compare your results to others or expect that your outcome will match theirs. Enjoy your healing journey and the uniqueness of your body.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle after your surgery:
Cosmetic procedures are one part of your mommy makeover, not the whole picture. The best way to maximize the results of your mommy makeover is to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Eating a balanced diet that consists of fruits, vegetables, and proteins, coupled with regular exercise will assist in ensuring that the results of your procedure are lasting, especially if you receive liposuction as part of your mommy makeover.
- Attend all of your follow up appointments
Your post-operative appointments are vital to your recovery. They will allow me to address any questions or concerns you may have about your healing process. Remember, I am vested in your happiness and recovery, so take the opportunity to use these appointments to talk to me so that I can make sure your recovery goes smoothly.
- Be mindful of your emotions
It is normal to experience emotions such as sadness or regret following cosmetic surgery. Don’t get discouraged if you feel you aren’t recovering as quickly as you believe you should have, or that you don’t look as good as you thought you would have. This is when it is important to be mindful of your emotions and understand that each procedure and patient is different. The best way to combat this feeling is to have a strong support group in place, communicate any concerns with me, and focus on allowing your body to recover at its own pace. Don’t put pressure on yourself to heal a certain way or look a certain way within a specific time frame.
It is truly a rewarding experience for me to be able to help women regain their confidence and happiness after going through pregnancy and childbirth. A mommy makeover is a great solution to issues that diet and exercise alone can’t address. If you would like to learn more about what a mommy makeover can do for you, please contact me, Dr. James Namnoum, today to schedule your consultation.