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RECOVERY AFTER SURGERY

After your mommy makeover is completed, dressing or bandages will be applied to the incisions. You’ll need to wear an elastic bandage, support bra, or a compression garment to minimize swelling and support your body as it heals. Small, thin tubes may be temporarily place under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collet 
You will be given specific instructions that may include how to care for your body following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon. 
Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period.
• Where will I be taken after surgery is complete?
• What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
• Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery?
• When will they be removed?
• Are Stitches removed? When?
• When can I resume normal activity and exercise? 
• When do I return for follow-up care?
• How will I bathe? 
• How long will I wear the pressure garment?
• Will the drains be removed? 
You will definitely need help for the first few days after the surgery. You will need assistance with childcare. You will not be able to drive for several days. Your surgeon will ask you to refrain from vigorous physical activity for a few weeks. It is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions. They are essential to the success of your surgery. It’s important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself. 
RESULTS 
The results of your mommy makeover surgery are immediately visible. Over time, post- surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade. 
Satisfaction with your new image should continue to grow as you recover from surgery. The final result of your mommy makeover may be initially obscured by swelling and your inability to stand fully upright until internal healing is complete. Your final results will appear over the next few months as your breasts’ shape and position continue to settle. 
Previous abdominal surgery may limit the potential results of a mommy makeover. In women who have undergone cesarean section, the existing scars may be incorporated into the new scar Incision lines are permanent but will continue to fade over time. Your scars may take several months to a year to fad as much as they will. 
The results of your mommy makeover surgery will be long lasting. 
Overtime, your body can continue to change due to aging and gravity. You’ll be able to retain your new look longer if you:
• Maintain your weight 
• Keep a healthy lifestyle
Although good results are expected from your procedure, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary. 
Special note:
A mommy makeover should be entertained after childbearing is completed. Chargers that occur in the breast and abdomen during pregnancy can minimize or reverse the improvement a mommy makeover provides. Likewise, significant weight loss after a mommy makeover can negatively impact breast appearance. 

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