“Mommy makeover surgery” has grown significantly in popularity in recent years due to both changing beauty standards and advancing plastic surgery technology. If you envy the pre-baby bodies that many women achieve as a result of breast augmentation, tummy tucks, and breast lifts, then keep reading to educate yourself with the tips for recovery after a mommy makeover that we provide below.

At Jim Brantner M.D. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we believe in providing state-of-the-art cosmetic care to all our patients in the Johnson City, TN, area. Call today to schedule your consultation.

1. Get a Designated Driver

Before the day of your mommy makeover procedure, arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home post-op. Since our mommy makeovers will put you under general anesthesia, you won’t be in any condition to drive once the surgery is over.

2. Schedule Recovery Time

While it may be tempting to return to your everyday life post-surgery immediately, it’s crucial to schedule some recovery time throughout the next one to three weeks. Avoid strenuous tasks, especially exercise and heavy lifting, as any stress to your body can impact the healing process.

You might be surprised by the length of the recovery period after a mommy makeover; since you’ll receive several procedures in one visit, it will take your body longer to heal than it would from just one. Give yourself plenty of time during the recovery process to avoid surgical complications and prevent the need for return visits to your plastic surgeon.

3. Use Healing Aids

After your surgery, don’t be afraid to use of all of the healing tools and medications available to you. Dr. Brantner will give you both pain medication and compression garments to help you recover, and you should use them to help your body heal!

At Jim Brantner M.D. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we have years of experience and knowledge of the procedures involved in mommy makeovers. By sticking to the directions provided by your surgeon, you can speed the healing process and reduce the risk of complications.

4. Be Prepared

Setting up a ride home after your procedure isn’t the only thing you should handle before the big day comes. Don’t forget to gather the supplies that will help you function in the recovery weeks. In addition to getting help around the house from family members (including — and especially — with children and pets), you should gather supplies such as:

  • Movies, games, magazines, or other low-stress forms of entertainment
  • Water that is easily accessible, such as water bottles
  • Loose and comfortable clothes, such as plush bathrobes
  • Foods that are easy to cook, such as microwave meals and dinners

If you feel ready to look into your mommy makeover options, consider contacting our experts at Jim Brantner M.D. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today. Dr. Jim Brantner is a board-certified plastic surgeon with 34 years of experience turning his patients’ dreams into reality. You can schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art surgery center in Johnson City, TN, by filling out the form on our website or calling us at 423-328-9000.