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Tips on How to Maintain Your Mommy Makeover Results

Dr. Paul Angelchik is a Phoenix plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Angelchik is well-trained and experienced in all forms of plastic surgery, namely breast enhancement and facial rejuvenation. He has been serving patients for over 20 years. Dr. Angelchik brings his surgical experience, expertise, and quality care to patients in and around Phoenix, Arizona.

The mommy makeover is a surgical procedure specifically tailored to restore women’s post-pregnancy bodies. Pregnancy is an exciting time for many mothers, but it results in sagging breasts, loose abdominal skin, and stubborn fat – factors that you don’t look forward to. The mommy makeover addresses all these concerns with a combined breast lift or reduction, liposuction, and tummy tuck surgery. To maintain your beautiful results after surgery, follow these tips for a successful recovery:

1. Give Your Body Time to Heal

Mommy makeover surgery involves a combination of plastic surgery procedures, so it will take your body time to fully heal. For the first week, let yourself relax and avoid movement as much as possible. Ask a family member or friend to help with meal planning, chores, and trips to the pharmacy or grocery store. If you overdo it before you are healed, there is a chance that you could open your incisions and set back the healing time.

2. Maintain a Stable Weight

Most patients can resume more strenuous activities six weeks after their mommy makeovers. Staying physically active and maintaining a healthy diet will prevent weight gain that could impact your results. Weight gain or loss of more than 15 pounds will stretch the skin on your abdomen and cause the breasts to enlarge or sag, undoing the results of your mommy makeover.

3. Plan to Finish Having Children

Just like weight gain, pregnancy will undo the results of your mommy makeover. After all, it’s the reason why women choose to have this cosmetic procedure. A tummy tuck tightens loose abdominal skin and strengthens weakened abdominal muscles and breast augmentation, lift or reduction improves the look of sagging breasts caused by breastfeeding. Before scheduling your mommy makeover, make sure you are ready to stop having children so that you can enjoy the results of your surgery for years to come.

4. Stop Smoking

Nicotine constricts the blood vessels which prevents healthy blood flow to the healing areas of your body. Without good blow flow and oxygenation, your body cannot heal wounds as effectively which will make your recovery process much longer. It’s difficult to quit smoking, but if you are planning for surgery, it’s the perfect time to try and stop the bad habit. In general, we recommend patients stop smoking for six weeks before and six weeks after their surgery.

5. Avoid Sun Exposure

Direct sunlight can increase inflammation and your risk of dark, prominent scars. Although scars are inevitable, they will heal over time and gradually become light in color. Dr. Angelchik will also carefully place the incisions in easily concealed spots like the bikini line and natural creases of your breasts. Sun exposure will prevent scars from healing properly and you might be left with thick, dark scars that detract from your beautiful results.

6. Choose a Qualified Surgeon

To achieve great surgical results, you need the expertise of a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in all the cosmetic procedures you plan to incorporate into your mommy makeover procedure. Board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is acquired after years of training and a lengthy examination. Dr. Angelchik is board-certified and has been named one of the Top Doctors in America by Castle & Connolly every year since 1996. He can help you achieve fantastic results customized to your individual goals.

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If your body has undergone significant changes after pregnancy, a mommy makeover in Glendale, AZ, can help you regain your curves and your confidence. Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Angelchik to discuss your customized procedure at our office located just outside Phoenix, AZ.

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If you're interested, please contact us today at 602-375-8888 to schedule your consultation. Our office provides excellent plastic surgery to clients in the Glendale, Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Surprise and Peoria areas of Arizona.