A Mommy Makeover is no small procedure, and it is a big commitment, both in your time and financially. Dr. Moraitis of Moraitis Plastic Surgery wants you to be happy with your body and the results you get from your Mommy Makeover. After making such a commitment, you definitely don’t want to have the results from your procedure negated. That’s why Dr. Moraitis has created a list of 5 tips to maintain the results of your Mommy Makeover.
1. You Should Be At Or Near Your Ideal Weight
The tummy tuck and liposuction portions of a Mommy Makeover are often the procedures most moms are excited about. Unfortunately, many women believe that these two procedures are weight loss procedures, when in fact they are not. A tummy tuck removes excess skin around the abdomen and can repair separated abdominal muscles, leaving you with a more contoured abdomen. While liposuction removes fat, it is only meant to remove up to 4 pounds of fat per session. Neither of these procedures removes enough fat to be considered weight loss. If you are not at your ideal weight, Dr. Moraitis recommends his Clearwater patients wait to have their Mommy Makeover until they are happy with their weight
2. You Should Be Sure You’re Done Having Children
There is nothing dangerous about getting pregnant and having a child after you have had a Mommy Makeover, but pregnancy will likely recreate the problems you had before that led you to make the decision to have the procedure in the first place. This is why Moraitis Plastic Surgery recommends that their Mommy Makeover candidates are certain they are done having children and that they have a solid birth control plan in place before undergoing the procedure.
3. You Should Maintain A Regular Exercise Regimen
Women in Clearwater should create or maintain a regular exercise program in order to maintain the results of their Mommy Makeover. If you are considering a Mommy Makeover, go ahead and get into an exercise routine now so you will be well established and comfortable. Keeping a regular exercise regime will help you keep excess weight off, and help you maintain your surgical results. However, Dr. Moraitis will send you home with important post-operative instructions. They will include information on what activities you should avoid and for how long, and when you can hit the gym again.
4. You Should Follow Your Post-Operative Instructions Precisely
When you are released from Dr. Moraitis’ Clearwater clinic to the comfort of your own home, you will be required to take about 2 weeks off from work and other daily activities. It is imperative that you rest! If you do too much too soon, you could cause post-surgical complications. Dr. Moraitis will also send you home with a detailed list of do’s and don’ts, along with medication to manage your pain. Be sure to follow all of his post-operative instructions precisely to help ensure you end up with the long-lasting results you desire.
Call Dr. Moraitis at Moraitis Plastic Surgery Today to Schedule Your Initial Consultation
If you are ready to have a Mommy Makeover, or if you’d like to know more about the combination of procedures you can have during the surgery, call Moraitis Plastic Surgery today to set up your initial consultation with Dr. Moraitis. He will answer any questions or concerns you may have and get you prepared for your surgery. You can reach him at his office in Clearwater today at (727) 773-9796.