After your mommy makeover, expect to take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks to rest, recover and heal at home. While tenderness, discomfort, swelling and bruising will gradually diminish over time, there are some post-op mommy makeover tips you can follow to make yourself comfortable in the first few days after your procedure.
To get you started preparing your supplies, here’s a little about what you’ll need and what to expect after your mommy makeover.
Plan to spend a lot of time in comfy clothing while your body heals after your mommy makeover. Get yourself some button-down nightgowns or zip-up hoodies so you don’t have to lift clothes over your head to get dressed and undressed.
Maternity clothing can double as mommy makeover recovery gear since it should fit comfortably around your waist.
When walking around the house after your mommy makeover, you don’t want to slip and fall. And since you might be a little stiff and sore for the first few days, you want to make sure you can get around comfortably and securely. No-slip socks or slippers with traction on the bottom are great options.
Dry Shampoo, Body Lotion and Lip Balm
You won’t be able to shower for the first few days of recovery, so dry shampoo can come in handy. Your skin and lips may also be dry. However, don’t apply anything directly to incisions unless instructed to do so by your plastic surgeon.
Stock up on over-the-counter stool softeners or ask your plastic surgeon about getting a prescription for these. Fill prescriptions before your mommy makeover so you have everything you need beforehand.
For more information or to schedule a mommy makeover consultation, contact us online or call our Plymouth office at 651-290-7600.