After Your Mommy Makeover
Finally getting your mommy makeover is no doubt an exciting time, but it’s important to remember that the procedure itself is only the beginning in the long road to reaching your final results. Taking care of your body as you undergo the post-surgical healing process is critical in ensuring the best outcome possible.
Request a consultation to meet with Dr. Joseph J. Castellano and learn more about what to expect both before and after your mommy makeover. A Tampa Bay native, Dr. Castellano is recognized as one of the best cosmetic surgeons and mommy makeover specialists in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area.
What to Expect after Surgery
Dr. Castellano will explain the main points of a successful post-surgical healing process during your initial consultation. However, in all the excitement of planning your procedure, it can be easy to lose sight of just how important to the recovery period is. Recovery is a normal part of any surgical procedure and when it comes to a mommy makeover, taking good care of your body as you heal is essential for developing optimal results.
Immediately following your surgery, you can expect one or several of the following:
Dr. Castellano may ask you to wear one or more post-surgical garments, such as a special surgical bra or a compression bandage. The purpose of the garments is to maintain optimal physical comfort, minimize swelling and encourage blood circulation. Many women manage any discomfort with over-the-counter pain medications, but Dr. Castellano can prescribe you something stronger if you wish. Dr. Castellano’s staff will schedule your first follow-up appointment and provide you with a detailed list of post-operative instructions.
What to Expect During Recovery
Each woman’s recovery process is unique because of the way her body responds to surgery and the exact procedures involved. However, in general, you can expect your recovery to follow a rough timeline:
This timeline does not encompass every stage of your recovery. Your body will continue to respond to factors such as age, weight fluctuations and lifestyle. However, you can expect to enjoy your new figure for many years to come provided that you maintain your results with a healthy and active lifestyle. Taking a comprehensive approach to your mommy makeover, including learning about what to expect before your mommy makeover as well as after, will help you achieve the best possible outcome.