Dr. Voge of Plastic Surgical Specialists desires you to be happy with your body and wants to help you become the best version of yourself. After all, you’re making a big investment in yourself, both financially and with your time. You don’t want to have the results from your mommy makeover negated after a few years. That is why Wichita’s Dr. Voge has compiled this list of 5 tips that will help you maintain the results of your mommy makeover.
1. Be Sure You’re Done Having Children
This might be the most important thing you can do to maintain the results of your mommy makeover. This isn’t because pregnancy after a mommy makeover is dangerous. There’s isn’t anything about the surgery that endangers future pregnancies, but pregnancy will likely recreate the problems that led you to deciding to have the procedure in the first place. If you’re a patient in the Wichita area, you should be certain you’re done having children and have a good birth control plan established before having a mommy makeover to ensure you have long-lasting results.
2. Be at or Near Your Ideal Weight
When Wichita moms choose to have a mommy makeover, they are often most interested in the tummy tuck and liposuction portions of the surgery. However, it is important to realize that a tummy tuck and liposuction are not weight loss procedures and you shouldn’t expect to come out of surgery and see a drastic difference on the scale. A tummy tuck removes excess skin around the abdomen, and there is a limit to how much excess fat can be removed from liposuction during each session. This is why Plastic Surgical Specialists’ Dr. Voge wants you to be sure you’re at or near your ideal weight before having a mommy makeover.
3. Maintain a Regular Exercise Regimen
Another way women in Wichita can maintain their results from a mommy makeover is to keep a regular exercise regimen. It is a good idea to start this habit before your surgery so you will be well-established and comfortable with your routine. However, it is important to note that Dr. Voge of Plastic Surgical Specialists will send you home with important post-operative instructions, which will tell you what you should avoid and for how long, and when you can hit the gym again. Keeping a regular workout routine will help you avoid gaining weight and help you maintain your surgical results.
4. Follow Your Post-Operative Instructions to a “T”
When Wichita’s Dr. Voge releases you to the comfort of your home after your mommy makeover, she will require you take about 1-2 weeks off from work and other daily activities to rest and recover. She will also send you home with a detailed list of things to do and not to do, along with medication to manage your pain. It is important that you follow all of her post-operative instructions to a “T” to ensure you stay healthy and end up with the long lasting results you desire.
Contact Us Today with Any Post-Operative Questions
If you’ve made the decision to get a mommy makeover and have any questions about what your recovery will look like and how to best maintain your results, call Plastic Surgical Specialists today to make an appointment with Dr. Voge. She will answer any questions or concerns you have during your appointment.
Or, if you’ve already had your mommy makeover and need help making the best decisions to maintain your results, give us a call at (316) 263-0234. We’re happy to help!