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Are you one of the many women who have undergone a mommy makeover? If so, congratulations! You’ve made an excellent decision that will help you regain your confidence and youthful body! But what’s the best way to maintain your results? It is important to remember that what happens after the surgery is just as important as the surgery itself. That’s why the experts at  Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS), led by the Makeover Master Dr. William J. Vinyard, MD, FACS, are sharing tried-and-true tips on maintaining your mommy makeover results for years to come!

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures performed to help a woman restore her body after pregnancy and childbirth or simply because of the natural aging process. The procedures included in a mommy makeover can vary depending on the patient’s individual needs and goals but typically include breast surgery (breast augmentation, lift, and/or reduction) and abdominal contouring (tummy tuck, liposuction, BODYtite, and CoolSculpting® Elite).

Since the procedures involved in a mommy makeover can be extensive, it is important to choose a qualified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Vinyard and his team of experts! It is also important to be realistic about what the surgery can achieve; while a mommy makeover can undoubtedly help to improve your appearance, it cannot entirely turn back the clock or completely erase the effects of pregnancy and childbirth.

5 Tips on Maintaining Your Mommy Makeover Results

The Makeover Masters at VIPS want to remind all women out there who have had a mommy makeover or are considering one to follow these tips in order to maintain their results:

#1: Follow Your Surgeon’s Instructions Carefully

Listening to your surgeon’s instructions is the most helpful thing you can do to maintain your results. So, make sure you understand Dr. Vinyard’s recommendations and follow his instructions to the letter, from post-operative care to exercise and diet. Dr. Vinyard will also recommend that you take certain medications and avoid specific activities in order to facilitate your recovery process.

#2: Stay Hydrated

There are several reasons why staying hydrated is vital after a mommy makeover. First, your blood pressure can drop when you are dehydrated and cause complications after the surgery. Second, proper hydration helps your body’s healing process. Finally, staying hydrated helps you feel better overall. Dehydration can cause a feeling of fatigue and crankiness. Staying hydrated helps you avoid these problems and feel your best.

So, how can you make sure to stay hydrated during and after your mommy makeover surgery? Drink plenty of water. It would help if you also avoided caffeine and alcohol due to their dehydrating effect. If you are not a fan of plain water, try adding some fruit, lemon, or extracts to give it a little flavor.

#3: Avoid Smoking

Avoiding nicotine-based products for several weeks before and after surgery is imperative for strong overall health, best results, and a faster recovery.

#4: Follow a Healthy Diet

Eating a balanced diet will help your body heal properly and maintain your results. There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to eating healthy foods after surgery. First, you need to eat plenty of protein to help with healing. Healthy protein sources include meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products. We also recommend that you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, especially those with high antioxidant levels since antioxidants help promote healing and protect the skin. Finally, avoid processed foods and sugary drinks, which can negatively affect the body and hinder your mommy makeover recovery.

Maintaining a healthy weight after a mommy makeover is essential. Excess weight can cause the skin to stretch and lose its elasticity, making it more challenging to achieve the results you desire. In addition, weight fluctuations can undo the results of your surgery and cause sagging skin. Eating a healthy diet and regular exercise can help you maintain your weight and achieve the best results from your surgery.

#5: Get Plenty of Exercise

Various exercises have beneficial effects on your mommy makeover results. Dr. Vinyard recommends starting with light cardio exercises and gradually progressing to more strenuous activities as your body heals. He also suggests focusing on Pilates and yoga, which can help improve flexibility and strengthen core muscles. 

Exercise is an integral part of post-operative care and can help you maintain your results! However, make sure to talk to Dr. Vinyard before starting or resuming any new exercise routine.

#6: Future Pregnancies Can Reverse Your Mommy Makeover Results

While mommy makeovers do not endanger future pregnancies, the physical changes that occur during pregnancy can undo the improvements made by surgery. If you’re not sure you’re done having children, talk to Dr. Vinyard about your options. He may recommend a different type of procedure that is less likely to be undone by pregnancy.

Get Help from the Industry’s Makeover Masters

The importance of following post-operative instructions carefully after any surgery should not be underestimated, especially regarding mommy makeovers. As the name implies, a mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures designed to help women regain their youthful figures. While most surgeries go according to plan, there are always risks associated with any procedure—which is why it’s so important to follow Dr. Vinyard’s instructions carefully.

At the Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery, we take great pride in our reputation as the place to go for head-to-toe makeovers. Our experienced and highly trained team has helped numerous women regain their confidence and physiques. If you’re ready to achieve your own mommy makeover results, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We are ready to help!

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Following our mommy makeover tips will help you maintain your mommy makeover results for years to come! For more information about mommy makeover or to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Vinyard, contact us today! Don’t forget to read our blog to learn more about the mommy makeover procedure!

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