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woman on on white undergarmentsThe mommy makeover procedure is truly a life-changing surgery. With just one surgical session, Palm Harbor And Clearwater area women can regain their pre-pregnancy bodies and enjoy renewed self-confidence, too! If you’ve chosen to finally have a mommy makeover, it’s important that you consider every step of the process. From the initial consultation to your recovery and final results—they all go hand-in-hand.

Unfortunately, it’s easy for many mommy makeover patients to forget (or neglect) their recovery process. Dr. Moraitis understands how easy it is for moms to feel guilted into rejoining society too quickly after their procedure, so he wants to make sure you know what you can expect during your mommy makeover recovery process, so you will be prepared to take the time needed to let your body heal.

The Mommy Makeover Recovery

Because every mommy makeover surgery is designed on an individual basis, it’s difficult to say exactly how long you can expect your recovery process to take. However, most Palm Harbor And Clearwater area patients will start to feel back to normal and begin seeing evidence of their final results within about 6 weeks after their mommy makeover.

Dr. Moraitis will schedule follow-up appointments for every patient at different intervals of the recovery process, the first being to remove sutures and drains if necessary. During recovery, Palm Harbor And Clearwater patients can expect some swelling, tightness, and bruising with both tummy tuck and breast-related procedures. If you choose to have liposuction as part of your procedure, remember that you will be sore and bruised in those areas as well.

No matter the combination of surgeries you choose, the most important thing you can do is follow Dr. Moraitis’ post-op instructions. These will include things such as:

  • Rest – because so much of your body will be affected by the mommy makeover procedure, it’s important that you take the time needed to truly rest so you can recover properly. Take 1-2 weeks off from work and your other daily activities, so you can avoid post-op complications.
  • Take your prescribed medications – Moraitis will provide you with prescriptions including pain medication before the day of your surgery. Be sure to visit your Palm Harbor And Clearwater area pharmacy to have these filled so you’ll be ready to take your next dose on schedule. Be sure to take your medication when directed and as needed.
  • Keep all of your post-op appointments with Dr. Moraitis – as we mentioned above, Dr. Moraitis will want to see you for several follow-up appointments after your mommy makeover. Be sure you keep every one. This is the only way he can be sure you’re healing properly and safely.
  • Do not completely submerge yourself in water – before your big day, be sure to take a shower. This is because you won’t be able to fully submerge yourself in water in the days following your surgery in order to protect your incisions. You will be able to sponge bathe as needed until Dr. Moraitis gives you the go-ahead to shower.

Call Dr. Moraitis with Questions

If you have any other questions regarding the recovery process after a mommy makeover, don’t hesitate to call Dr. Moraitis at his Palm Harbor And Clearwater area office at (727) 773-9796. A member of his team will be able to assist you.