Minimally Invasive Whole Body Procedure
Mommy Makeover – Plastic Surgery After Childbirth
What is a Mommy Makeover?
You devote so much of yourself and your resources to your children – from time and energy to money and miles on the car. You feel good about it, knowing that every sacrifice is more than worthwhile to keep your family healthy and happy. But sometimes, in all that you do, your own well being gets a little lost. What if you could take great care of yourself and raise your children too? That’s exactly the philosophy behind the Mommy Makeover. More than ever, you have exciting surgical options to reverse the unwanted effects of childbearing and age.
We hear all kinds of reasons why mommies put off cosmetic improvement. Some mothers are worried about taking time away from their hectic schedules to undergo a surgical procedure. While time is a precious commodity for all of us these days, stop and think about how much your beauty and health are worth to you. Would you be able to accomplish more with a fresh perspective and younger feel? Would it be easier to succeed at work and at home when you’re feeling great about your appearance? Many of our patients say “absolutely,” and tell us they wish they had their plastic surgery after child birth and pregnancy sooner.
Other women are worried about focusing on themselves, rather than their families. Many of our patients find that it’s essential to do both: recognize that how you feel as a mom is integral to the strength of your family. It is simply not self-centered or vain to take care of yourself or to want to feel youthful, sexy and self-confident. Having a positive self image certainly benefits you, but it also can improve your interactions with loved ones. You may be a mommy, but never forget that you are still your own person.
Trust the doctors at Boulder Plastic Surgery to provide you with a wide array of cosmetic surgery options, including breast lift, body sculpting with liposuction, and tummy tuck. These procedures, which can dramatically improve how you look and feel, are easier to fit into your schedule and your budget than you may think. Our surgeons personalize your treatment using modern techniques to minimize pain and recovery time so that you get great results and can quickly return to your family and your life. Take the next step and receive a free consultation when you request your appointment online and schedule during one of the convenient times our surgeons have set aside for Web visitors.
Planning Your Makeover:
Planning and preparing for your makeover can make a significant difference in the success of your surgery and recovery. Following your doctor’s orders and recommendations is crucial, especially regarding types of medications and dosage. If you’d like more information on how to prepare, take the next step and receive a free consultation when you request your appointment online and schedule during one of the convenient times our surgeons have set aside for Web visitors. Be sure to ask your surgeon about what you need to do for your breast lift and/or tummy tuck.
Being in Good Health
Being in good health is important. You want to be as healthy as possible on the day of your surgery. If you have medical conditions that interfere with your health, be sure to discuss them with your doctor during your consultation. If something has come up after the consultation, call the office to discuss your new condition. If something arises on the day of the procedure, it is in your best interest to discuss the situation with your doctor before the procedure. No matter how excited you are to have your makeover, risking complications due to illness or injury can be dangerous.
If you smoke, you need to quit at least a month before surgery and continue cessation through the entire recovery process. Smoking can cause complications during surgery. Smoking constricts the blood vessels reducing the amount of oxygen delivery to your cells. Lack of oxygen rich blood flow diminishes your body’s ability to heal and causes scars to mend poorly.
You will be asked to avoid over-the-counter medications that thin the blood causing difficulty in surgery. Your doctor will give you a list of the medications to avoid and the duration of cessation prior to your procedure.
Follow Doctor’s Orders
Following your doctor’s pre-operative instructions is very important. You may be asked to avoid drinking and eating the night before your surgery, as well as being asked to refrain from taking certain medications, vitamins or minerals. If you forget not to eat or drink, or if you have taken anything the doctor did not recommend, it is crucial that you inform the doctor before the procedure. Your safety is always of the utmost importance.
Preparing your home for recovery is very prudent. Your doctor can suggest many conveniences that may help you, depending on your procedure. If your mobility will be limited, it may be helpful to move objects from high shelves.
You will need someone to drive you home after your procedure, and we also recommend having someone stay with you for the first day or two after surgery.
Your doctor may prescribe medications to alleviate pain and to help with the healing process. Be sure to follow the prescriptions exactly and completely. You will be given contact information to help you answer any questions or concerns during your recovery process.
Forms & Documents
Please ask your physician for the required documents for this procedure.