Get started with your Mommy Makeover by requesting a free consultation online. You can also call our Marina Del Rey office at 877.298.9915 to set up your appointment. We invite you to continue your cosmetic surgery research by reading our eBook, which explains the plastic surgery process from start to finish.
You can ensure that your Mommy Makeover procedure in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills runs smoothly by following some of our helpful tips below. Remember these are just a few examples of what you should and should not do before and after your surgery. Your surgeon will be able to provide you with more detailed instructions during your appointments.
Do talk to your kids about your decision for surgery, especially if they are older. Allow them to ask questions, and answer honestly so that they know you’ve done your homework and are making an informed choice.
Don’t try to hide your plastic surgery from your kids or husband. Explain why you chose to have plastic surgery, and focus on the positive aspects of how your Mommy Makeover will benefit the whole family. Ultimately, your family wants you to be healthy, happy, and confident.
Do arrange for child care during your recovery time. Whether you rely on your significant other, loved one, or babysitter, you will need someone to watch your kids for the first week or so following your Mommy Makeover.
Don’t try to be Super Mom. We know it’s hard for many moms to ask for help, but in the days and weeks following your procedure, you will definitely be thankful for a helping hand.
Do prepare for your procedure. Cross off some things from your to-do list before having surgery so you can have a comfortable, stress-free recovery. Some things you might want to do include grocery shopping, cleaning, paying upcoming bills, and sending out birthday or greeting cards early.
Don’t wait until the last minute. The better prepared you are before surgery, the less you have to worry about during your recovery.
Do bring your husband or older children with you to your surgical consultation. This will help them better understand your procedure and help them to feel less worried or anxious.
Don’t skimp on your research. The more informed you are and the more you understand your procedure, the better able you will be to answer tough questions from your husband or kids.
“I’m just your basic Midwestern housewife,” Andrea says. Then she pauses. “Well, maybe not so basic anymore.”Read Andrea's Story
“I feel I have been given a gift. I’m a size zero or two. I have my body back, the body I had in my twenties.”Read Julie’s Story
“I look fantastic in a bathing suit. I love buying new bras, and I look great in blouses. I feel pretty, not that I didn’t before, but I feel like I want to feel.”Read Christy’s Story
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"Do it. If it’s going to make you happy. It will be life changing. I would do it 10 times over. I’m so happy – so pleased."Read Betty’s Story
“I can’t tell you the difference it made in my life. I used to wake up and take Tylenol 500 first thing in morning because of the back aches.”Read ’s Story
Do take it easy. We know it’s hard to relax when you have a family to take care of, but let your family take care of you. Don’t be afraid to ask for help as much as possible. This time of healing is crucial for your health and safety.
Don’t return to your normal activities just because you feel better. You will begin to feel more like yourself within a few days; however, this does not mean you are fully healed. Listen to your surgeon’s guidelines, and don’t do too much too soon.
Do call your surgeon with questions. Our surgeons’ No. 1 priority is your safety. If you notice something that is concerning or you have a question you need answered, never hesitate to call.
Don’t rely solely on the Internet for answers to your questions about recovery. Your surgeon is your best resource and is the most qualified to answer questions specifically relating to your procedure.
Do embrace all your feelings after surgery, both good and bad. It’s normal to feel a range of emotions after your procedure. Try to remember that some of these feelings are caused by the withdrawal from anesthesia, and they are only temporary.
Don’t expect perfection right away. It will take many weeks or months for your results to develop. Be patient, and enjoy the experience of watching your transformation unfold.
Do make it to all of your post-operative appointments. This will help your surgeon gauge your progress throughout your recovery.
Don’t ignore your body’s signals. If something feels off or not quite right, let your surgeon know. It’s always better to ask and find out it’s nothing than to overlook a potential problem.
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