What can I expect after having had a Mommy Make-over done?
This procedure is, for many, a welcome intervention with guaranteed beautiful results. This procedure allows every woman to feel great about her own body again, even after pregnancy.
Some results are visible straight away. Your new contours are clearly visible after the operation. However, the final results won’t be visible until after three to 12 months – only then will the body have fully recovered from the surgery. The removed skin and fat will not return. However, if you overeat, then the remaining fat cells will grow and so will you.
NB: This is not a technique to lose weight. To enjoy your figure the most, we advise you to eat healthily and get enough physical exercise.
You will experience a tugging sensation in the skin and muscles around your abdomen, for the first few days after your Mommy Make-over. As with any operation, the operated area will feel sensitive, sore and may feel tight. You won’t be able to do much in the first week after your tummy tuck because you will have significant muscle pain which will prevent you from doing your daily activities. Your breasts may swell for a couple of days. This swelling should subside by the third day.
For a wound to heal beautifully, quickly, and as nicely as possible, it must get enough oxygen-rich blood flowing through it. That’s why we advise you not to smoke before the operation. The nicotine in the cigarettes narrows the blood vessels which in turn reduces the blood flow to the wound.
Not only this, but tobacco smoke contains carbon monoxide which restricts the amount of oxygen in your blood.
Finally, we would like you to be aware that smoking affects your condition and weakens your immune system.
All these factors increase the risk and frequency of complications in the healing process for those who do smoke rather than for those who don’t. We advise you to stop smoking at least four weeks before your operation and until at least two weeks afterwards.