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The Busy Mom’s Guide to the Mommy Makeover: Preparing for Your Procedure

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You’re a mom on the go with kids to look after, work and social obligations to fulfill, and responsibilities to spare. You devote most of your time and attention to caring for the ones around you—it’s time you showed yourself the same love! Getting a mommy makeover in Los Angeles may seem like a big commitment for a busy mom like you, but with a little planning and some help from your support system, it’s totally doable.

Read on to learn what moms on the go need to know about getting ready for a mommy makeover.

1. Plan for 2 to 3 weeks of downtime.

A mommy makeover is an outpatient procedure, so you’ll return home the same day. You’ll need rides to and from the surgery center as well as around-the-clock help at home for the first day or 2.

Expect to feel some soreness for the first week or so. You might have some tightness in your abdomen if you included a tummy tuck and tightness in your breasts if you opted for a breast augmentation. It’s normal to feel more tired than usual, and it’s important to get plenty of good sleep as you recuperate.

Most people return to work after 2 to 3 weeks, though this timeline may vary a bit depending on how physically demanding your job is.

2. Arrange for help with kids and pets.

Consider having the kids stay with a trusted friend or family member for the first couple of days, or make sure you have extra help on hand at home.

You’ll need to resist the urge to lift your pets or children for about 4 to 6 weeks as your incisions heal. Set up rides for your kids to and from school for the first couple of weeks so you can focus on resting.

3. Take some prep steps before your surgery.

Make recuperating a breeze by setting yourself up for an easy and comfortable recovery. Fill prescriptions ahead of time and prepare frozen meals so you don’t have to stress while you’re resting up.

Bring everything you need to a central “recovery nest”—think snacks, medications, entertainment, and blankets. Take things you’ll need out of high or low storage areas so you don’t have to reach up or bend down during those first couple of weeks.

4. Be ready to take about 6 weeks away from your usual workout routine.

It’s important to take plenty of light walks during the first 3 weeks to promote healthy circulation. As far as intense exercise, though, you’ll need a bit more time. You can gradually resume exercise with your surgeon’s clearance after about a month. Check in before you add core exercises or any activities that involve submerging your incisions in water.

5. If you’re not ready for surgery, treat yourself to nonsurgical treatments and specials.

For whatever reason, you may not yet be a candidate for a mommy makeover, or you may not be ready to commit to surgery. That doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to treat yourself! (Need some convincing on why you deserve it? Learn more in this previous blog post.)

Pamper yourself with nonsurgical treatments that can make a world of difference in the way you look and feel. Some popular and effective options include:

  • CoolSculpting® Elite to reduce those stubborn pockets of fat on your tummy, hips, waist, thighs, and back.
  • ThermiTight® to tighten loose, saggy skin on your abdomen, inner thighs, and upper arms
  • ThermiVa® to improve the appearance of your post-pregnancy labia and address episodic urinary incontinence and reduced lubrication.

Explore our specials for extra savings on skin treatments, injectables, and more.

Taking the Next Step

Curious about the results await you on the other side of mommy makeover recovery? See what’s possible in our before-and-after photo gallery. When you’re ready to learn more about preparing for a Los Angeles mommy makeover, contact us online or call (310) 784-0644 .

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