4 Tips for Achieving the Best Mommy Makeover Results

4 Tips For Achieving The Best Mommy Makeover Results

As soon as someone decides to undergo mommy makeover surgery in Las Vegas, their next thought is usually something like: “I can’t wait to see my results!”

This makes complete sense. After all, that’s the goal. You’ve gone through one or multiple pregnancies, you’ve decided you’re done having children, and you’re ready to get your pre-baby body back.

But the truth is, complete mommy makeover results take time — sometimes up to six months or even a year.

Fortunately, in the meantime, as you continue to plan for your surgery and the recovery period, we have some tips for ensuring that your results aren’t just great, but amazing.

Achieve Amazing Mommy Makeover Results with These Tips

Your final mommy makeover results will be a culmination of your surgeon’s skills, what procedures you choose, your mommy makeover recovery experience, and your ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle after surgery. Here are some tips for making sure you ace every one of these areas.

1. Choose a board certified plastic surgeon you feel comfortable with.

The slightly frightening truth is that the government doesn’t ensure that surgeons who offer a particular surgery are, in fact, trained specifically in that surgery. This means that someone can list on their website that they offer mommy makeovers when they don’t actually have unique training with this procedure.

Fortunately, if you choose a plastic surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, you know that they have been trained specifically in the procedures that they offer. So, for example, as far as mommy makeover surgery goes, you know that they have hands-on experience and extensive training with mommy makeover procedures.

You also know that they are highly skilled at avoiding infection, creating ideal contours for your body type, combining breast augmentation with breast lift surgery if that’s what you’re looking for, preventing noticeable mommy makeover scars, etc.

Board certification is always the way to go. Moreover, you want to feel comfortable with your plastic surgeon. You should feel like you can openly ask them any questions and discuss any concerns you may have. If you don’t feel this way, it may be time to find someone else.

2. Select the procedures that will most benefit you.

Not all mommy makeover procedures are beneficial for all patients. If you have excess fat on your abdomen, for example, you won’t want to get a tummy tuck. That’s because a tummy tuck is for repairing separated abdominal muscles and removing excess skin – not excess fat. Likewise, if you have excess skin on your upper arms, you want an arm lift – not upper arm liposuction.Best mommy makeover results

Breast augmentation and breast lift surgery can also be confusing. Some patients come in thinking they need a breast lift or another type of breast surgery when in fact their breasts are simply smaller than they would like them to be, and a breast implant surgical procedure is the best option.

Fortunately, choosing a well-trained, highly experience, board certified plastic surgeon and meeting with them beforehand will ensure that you select the right procedures for your personalized mommy makeover.

3. Adequately prepare for the mommy makeover recovery period, and follow all of your instructions for optimal healing.

Before you can enjoy your pre pregnancy appearance, you’ll have to get through the recovery period. Mommy makeover patients may especially require assistance during their mommy makeover recovery because the procedure can be quire extensive.

Preparing beforehand is wise. During this time, you’ll need to take it easy and rest as much as possible, especially if you’re undergoing multiple procedures. So, ask friends and family for help. This is especially true if you have children and pets.

You should also consider preparing meals beforehand. Have healthy snacks and bottles of water on-hand too. If you tend to get bored easily, consider preparing some activities such as movies, books to read, simple family games, crafts, or other relatively sedentary things to do.

4. Maintain a healthy lifestyle after surgery.

Lastly, if you want to maintain your mommy makeover results for as many years as possible, be sure to cultivate a healthy lifestyle. Most women are very happy with their outcome after surgery and are motivated to stay healthy and sometimes improve themselves even more.

We recommend continuing to eat right and exercise after your mommy makeover to keep stubborn fat pockets at bay. Keeping yourself at a stable weight will also help avoid loose skin and stretch marks.

It’s also critical to monitor your implants if you had a breast procedure with breast implants. The FDA recommends getting an MRI three years after breast augmentation (with silicone implants) and an additional MRI every two years thereafter.

See Mommy Makeover ResultsFAQ: Mommy Makeover Recovery & Results

How long does it take to see results after a mommy makeover?

This depends on your health prior to surgery, what mommy makeover procedures you undergo, and how your recovery time pans out. Some patients will simply recover faster than others.

Likewise, recovery from liposuction or a fat transfer procedure is typically easier than recovery from a tummy tuck or a breast lift. Altogether, most patients require at least four weeks recovery time.

Will I be in pain after my mommy makeover procedure?

Most patients do experience some level of soreness and pain after their mommy makeover procedure. Fortunately, plastic surgeons regularly prescribe pain medication to alleviate their patients’ initial discomfort. Sometimes, cold compresses, massage therapy, and other techniques can also aid in pain reduction.

When will I see my results if my mommy makeover requires multiple procedures?

It’s often easiest for patients to undergo mommy makeover surgery all at once — that is, combining all of the desired procedures into one surgery. This can also cut down on your mommy makeover cost.

Still, some surgeons will recommend patients split up their mommy makeover journey — putting all body contouring procedures into one surgery and breast augmentation or breast lift surgery into a separate procedure.

If your surgical procedures are split up, you’ll need to fully recover from one surgery before you can move on to your next procedure. This can sometimes mean six months or longer of downtime between surgeries.

Book Your Consultation Today

If you’re considering mommy makeover surgery for yourself, you’ll without a doubt be looking for the best mommy makeover surgeon in your area.

Las Vegas Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rachel Mason regularly performs mommy makeovers and has a long list of highly satisfied patients. At our practice, we see mommy makeover results that turn out amazing — and stay amazing for many years. Still, many of these outcomes depend on the patient maintaining a healthy lifestyle as well.

You deserve the best mommy makeover results possible. Find out more about this surgery today by giving our office a call and scheduling a one-on-one consultation appointment with Dr. Mason. We look forward to hearing from you!


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