Deciding to get a Mommy Makeover at our Denver practice is a choice that women often look forward to for several months, if not years. It can be exhilarating to finally undergo the procedure and look forward to regaining your pre-pregnancy body. But the operation isn’t the end of the story. Instead, for many women, a Mommy Makeover serves as motivation for maintaining their bodies’ new, slimmer contours.
In this blog post, I’ll explain some important issues that should help you keep looking your best for years to come.
What’s Involved in a Mommy Makeover?
Before getting to those tips, it’s useful to know what procedures are usually included in a Mommy Makeover. Pregnancy and breastfeeding change a woman’s body—no surprise there. For many women, however, those changes include excess abdominal skin and deflated, sagging breasts whose appearance can’t be improved without plastic surgery.
Maintaining Your Mommy Makeover Results
One of our patients has documented on Instagram how getting a Mommy Makeover helped motivate her to make some lifestyle changes as a way to keep in shape.
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#Repost @realmomrealhonest ・・・ As promised …before and afters! The clothed pictures were 18 months, and 40 lbs apart. The next ones are are 7 months and just under 15 lbs apart, plus one mommy makeover. Even Dr. Vath was shocked at what a difference the extra 10 lbs and loads of exercise did to compliment my surgery. While losing weight slowly can be frustrating, I know it’s the most effective way to KEEP it off. Still determined to grow that booty! Thankful every day that I committed to getting myself back to healthy, and having this surgery. . . . . . #mommymakeover #tummytuck #breastlift #plasticsurgeryresults #plasticsurgery #plasticsurgeon #denverplasticsurgery #denverplasticsurgeon #drvath #centerforcosmeticsurgery #denver #cherrycreek #goldencolorado
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If you’re planning to get a Mommy Makeover, there’s no reason not to start an exercise program now if you’re not already working out regularly. Being as healthy as possible before the operation can minimize the risk of complications and help you recover faster and more comfortably.
Other things to keep in mind regarding exercising after a Mommy Makeover include:
Make sure you’re completely healed before beginning strenuous workouts. Following your surgeon’s instructions—even if you think you feel well enough to start pushing it—is important for your long-term recovery. It’s extremely important to get enough rest in the first few weeks after the procedure, even as you gradually increase your physical efforts by walking a bit longer each day. By week 3 you can start performing some light cardio workouts and then very gradually increase the intensity of the exercises.
Maintain a stable weight. Weight fluctuations can compromise the results of a tummy tuck and breast surgery. This includes extreme weight loss in addition to gaining excess weight. Adopting a healthy outlook about exercise is an important part of your journey.
Adjust your diet if necessary. Exercising burns calories but it’s still important to consume a balanced, nutritious diet that minimizes unhealthy snacks and other items that can lead to weight gain.
Set achievable goals. Many moms set aside their own exercise needs to take care of their children. If you’re starting an exercise program from scratch, don’t try to do too much, too soon. That can be frustrating and may discourage you from pursuing your workouts. Start with realistic goals and you’ll be amazed how much you can do in a very short time.
If you need the motivation to schedule a consultation to discuss getting a Mommy Makeover, browsing our gallery of before-and-after photos featuring some of our patients should take care of that. You can contact us to request a consultation using the online form or by calling us at (303) 278-2600 (Golden) or (303) 951-2100 (Denver). Women considering a Mommy Makeover travel from Colorado Springs and throughout the state to our plastic surgery practice in Denver.