5 Tips for a Successful Mommy Makeover

Childbirth is the most amazing part of being a woman. Bringing your child into the world gives a woman’s life a whole new meaning. But despite the many joys of motherhood, it also brings many changes in a woman’s body like excess skin on the stomach, which doesn’t go away even with exercise, stretch marks, and saggy breasts. Good thing, there is such a thing as mommy makeovers! Get back that pre-pregnancy body and look even better. Here are a few tips to have a successful mommy makeover.

1.  Set aside a budget.

A mommy makeover cost can differ based on different factors- chosen doctor, hospital where the operation will take place and procedures that will be done. So do your homework and check how much each procedure will cost. List down the procedures according to your priority. If your finances cannot accommodate all the procedures in your list, go for just the few that will fit your budget.

2.  No more smoking.

Once you decide you want to undergo the makeover, you have to forego your habit of smoking. Nicotine found abundantly in cigarettes inhibits healing. Take this opportunity to quit smoking – it’s not only for a quick recovery after your makeover, but for your overall good health.

3.  Communicate with your spouse.

Healing will take time, but how about your responsibilities? Talk to your spouse and create a plan on who will do what in the checklist of daily to-dos and weekly tasks. Healing may take at least 3 weeks to a month, so make sure to delegate tasks that you won’t be able to attend to.

4.   Prepare your body for the procedure.

Proper nutrition is vital to the success of any procedure. May it be a simple procedure or a major operation; your body will heal faster and will allow you to recover better. Moreover, a post-op patient has a higher risk of retaining fluid if she does not have a healthy diet. After the procedure, dark green, leafy vegetables and foods rich in Vitamin C are your best friends. These foods help in speeding up the healing process of your body.

5. Take time to heal.

While healing varies from patient to patient, some heal faster when they engage in some light exercises. Walking contributes significantly to the fast recovery of your body. It also prevents the body from being stiff and tight and at the same time, lessens the swelling. Moreover, according to studies, walking can stop blood clotting in some procedures. But before you prepare your walking outfit, make sure to get the go-ahead from your doctor first.

Going back to your pre-pregnancy shape may not be as easy as it sounds. But the right mommy makeover procedure goes a long way in helping mothers go back to their pre-pregnancy bodies, or even better.