A Mommy Makeover is a well-deserved reprieve from your daily ‘mommy activities’. That being said, we recognize that being a mom is a full time obligation and leaves you with little time to devote to yourself. As you embark on your Mommy Makeover journey, we encourage you to make and dedicate time to preparing yourself, your family, and your home. Allowing yourself to focus on the process enables successful results.
What does this mean? Here, we provide you with a list of ideas of how to better prepare for your Mommy Makeover.
Have a Support Group
As a mother, you are most often the one to care for others. During your recovery period—you will be the one who needs to be taken care of. A complete role-reversal, this can prove difficult for many mothers. Before your operation, establish a plan with your family—maIking sure they know that you will be limited in what you are able to do for yourself as well as them.
You make sure your kids are getting the vitamins and supplements they need—pre-surgery, make sure you too are getting sufficient nutrients. A healthy and well supplemented diet is important as your impending surgery will place large demands on your body. Whether through supplements or healthy foods—encourage positive healing by adding these nutrients one to two months beforehand:
Vitamin D: Important in helping you thrive after surgery, Vitamin D supports recovery by helping to regulate the immune system.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C triggers the body’s self-healing response—helping wounds to heal and increasing the rate at which scar tissue is created.
Bromelain & Arnica: Both are believed to help reduce post-surgical bruising and swelling. Do you like pineapple? Bromelain is abundant in fresh pineapple.
Protein: Adequate protein intake is essential for proper wound healing. A lack of protein can delay healing and prolong inflammation. It is recommended that you aim to get 10% more protein in the weeks before your surgery.
Keep a Makeover Diary
It is understandable that many days, your brain feels ‘full’. To help yourself keep things straight, we highly recommend starting a diary in which you document your transformation. Starting at your initial consultation, take notes, write down questions, and include photos. Not only will this keep you organized—you can look back and admire your progress.
Throughout this process, Dr. Hunsicker and her dedicated staff are here to assist you. We strive to make your Mommy Makeover as seamless and as comfortable as possible. Do you have questions for us? Please, do not hesitate to contact us at Revalla Plastic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics.