You have everything in place for your mommy makeover and are looking forward to getting your pre-pregnancy body back. While your surgeon has likely given you a list of things to do before your big day, there are also some things that you should avoid before surgery.
These mommy makeover don’ts can help you prepare for the big day, reduce the risk of complications, and make your recovery much more manageable.
Do Not Take Blood Thinning Medications and Supplements
Certain medications and supplements can increase bleeding during medical procedures as well as negatively interact with anesthesia. To reduce your risks, you should stop taking these medications at least two weeks before your procedure,
You may have heard about the confidence boosting benefits of a mommy makeover and tummy tuck, and you are eager to get your makeover scheduled. There’s just one thing, you’re not exactly sure how close to your goal weight you need to be for your tummy tuck.
While there is not an exact weight you must be at prior to your surgery, there is a range that most plastic surgeons will recommend. Although a mommy makeover is a great way to help sculpt and contour your body, it’s not an alternative for weight loss. With this in mind, most surgeons will suggest being within 10 to 15 pounds of your ideal weight.
Having a baby can change your body and often make you feel less like your old self. A mommy makeover lets you create a customized set of procedures to address your body concerns. Once you decide a mommy makeover might be right for you, the consultation is where you and Dr. Martin will decide on the procedures and discuss your goals.
Along with bringing any current medications, wearing and bringing the right clothing to your plastic surgery consultation can help Dr. Martin determine what procedures are best for you.
Loose and Comfortable Clothes
While you may be tempted to dress up for your mommy makeover consultation, this isn’t the time for dressing up.