Make Sure Your Mommy Makeover Results Last
Are you considering a mommy makeover to get your body back to pre-baby shape? It’s a lot to think about, but if you are – you’re on the right track. A mommy makeover can help correct the physical changes that result after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding — changes which a fitness routine can’t improve, like stretch marks, excess skin, and overstretched abdominal muscles.
After determining which procedures you’d like included in your treatment plan, it’s important to maintain the results you’ve invested in. There are three key practices you can implement to ensure your treatment outcomes last for many years to come. They are:
1. Establishing and Maintaining Great Physical Health & Fitness
Regular exercise enhances heart health, increases the immune system, and prepares your body to react positively to surgical stress. A healthy diet, rich in proteins, fresh vegetables and fruits will ensure your body receives the nutrients necessary to promote quick and proper healing. It will also help control tissue inflammation.
Patients who are in good physical shape recover faster and are happier with their results than patients who are not. While it’s necessary to go to extremes, such as preparing to run a marathon, make it a goal to get close to your normal or goal body weight before surgery. The benefits are well worth the effort. They include:
Lower Risk of Complications
When you’re in optimal health, incisions heal promptly, there is minimal chance of excess bleeding because blood pressure is at optimal levels, and chances of infection are minimized.
Recovery is as Speedy as Possible
Your healing capacity is at an optimal level when you’re in good physical shape. You have more energy before and after surgery, you will be able to move around quicker and decrease the risk of clotting, and the natural healing mechanisms will be working at peak performance. With a shorter recovery period, you will be able to return to your daily life without too much delay.
Improved Treatment Planning
When you are at your ideal weight, your surgeon will be able to understand your body contours with more clarity. This knowledge will allow them to create and execute a surgical plan which has a high degree of success. Your results will be natural-looking and rewarding.
2. Sustain a Healthy Lifestyle After Surgery
Preparing for surgery is important to achieve the goals you set for the procedure. Just as important, however, is maintaining a healthy lifestyle after the surgical and recovery processes.
Maintaining proper diet and continued exercise will keep your body lean and healthy. You should avoid smoking (if you were a smoker before surgery) and drinking during recovery. Any form of nicotine will upset the after-surgery healing process, and alcohol is a depressant which may impede the positive frame of mind necessary for a successful recovery.
3. Choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
It’s critical to understand your doctor’s training before committing to a treatment plan. The best way to do this is to determine if they are board-certified, how many patients they have treated, and what previous patients had to say in online testimonials. Many who label themselves as plastic or cosmetic surgeons are trained in dermatology, family practice, or internal medicine and not trained as plastic surgeons.
With insurance reimbursements declining, many physicians are attempting to break into the cosmetic surgical field. Some take a simple weekend course to start their surgical practice.
With the intricacies and nuances of each procedure commonly used as part of a mommy makeover, the job requires the skill and experience of a qualified surgeon. Board certification by The American Board of Plastic Surgery identifies the surgeon as a highly trained and skilled surgeon in Plastic Surgery.
It also guarantees the surgeon is current on all procedures and techniques available to ensure your safety and a successful outcome.
Why Choose Dr. Dreyfuss?
Dr. David Dreyfuss is a highly trained plastic surgeon. He is a graduate of the renowned Emory University School of Medicine, completed his residency in General Surgery at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, and completed a fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals.
He is Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Illinois Plastic Surgery Society and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.
He has thousands of satisfied patients from the Chicago area and beyond.