Getting a mommy makeover is an exciting time for moms. After putting their children and their families first for years, these moms are finally taking a little “me time” to focus on their own bodies and overall health.
Dr. Hopkins understands just how satisfied local moms can be when they’re finally able to reclaim their pre-pregnancy bodies through plastic surgery. But if you want to stay just as happy for years to come, there are a few things you’ll need to do to maintain these surgical results. Continue reading to learn 5 tips to maintain the results of your mommy makeover.
• Before Surgery Day Be Certain That You Don’t Want Additional Children – And Have a Birth Control Plan in Place
One of the top things that causes a woman to lose her mommy makeover results is having a subsequent pregnancy. While pregnancy after plastic surgery is completely healthy for mom and baby, it’s almost a surefire way to negate the surgical results, Dr. Hopkins helped you achieve. Make sure you’re done having children before surgery day and have a birth control plan in place to prevent “Surprise!” babies in the future.
• Keep Up Your Healthy Diet
Eating healthy is always important, but especially for busy moms. You’re always on the go, and there are so many temptations to make unhealthy food choices. But planning ahead and bringing healthy snacks with you for the carpool line, or the trip to the soccer field or dance class can help you maintain a healthy diet even in the midst of your crazy busy life.
• Exercise Regularly As Soon As You’re Cleared To, Around 6 Weeks Post-Op
Exercise should be a part of everyone’s routine to maintain proper heart health. But exercise also has the added benefit of helping keep unwanted weight off, especially as we age and become more prone to weight gain. While you won’t be able to perform any exercise for the first 6 weeks after your mommy makeover, it’s time to hit your favorite gym as soon as Dr. Hopkins clears you for heavy exercise.
• Always Wear a Sports Bra When Exercising
No matter the size of your breasts, you should always wear a sports bra when exercising. The reason is that if you don’t have proper support, you can experience tiny tears in your breast tissue, which can eventually lead to breast sagging.
• Avoid Yo-Yo Weight Gains and Losses
Dr. Hopkins’ ideal mommy makeover candidates will be at their goal weight and have maintained it for at least 6 months. But even if that was you pre-surgery, as we age it’s easy to go on a yo-yo of gaining a few pounds, then losing them, only to turn around and gain them again.
This type of yo-yo weight gains and losses can impact the results of your tummy tuck. If you notice this happening to you, visit a nutritionist for help getting on a nutritional plan that will allow you to maintain a steady and stable goal weight.
Contact Our Offices With Any Questions
If you have any questions about maintaining your surgical results for the long term, Dr. Hopkins would be happy to answer them.
Simply call our office to schedule an appointment with him today at (972) 298-6641.