Mommy Makeovers: What to Do After the Fact

Fans of the HBO dramedy series Entourage may remember Jeremy Piven’s character Ari Gold commenting about Shauna’s (Debi Mazar) figure: “Nice of you to drop the baby weight. What do you have, like nine kids now?” While it may be possible that she underwent a “mommy makeover”, there’s really no denying that a number of women actually have dreams of getting their pre-baby body back.

If you or one of your female friends who recently gave birth are interested in undergoing a mommy makeover, there are many things to consider – especially during the post-op period:

Recovery Gear

A shape comparable to your pre-pregnancy form can be achieved, but your doctor may recommend a variety of corrective apparatuses after the procedure. For instance, a bust lift requires you to wear a surgical bra to firmly hold the breasts in place. You may also need to wear a binder and compression stockings depending on how much of your abdomen and legs were worked on.

At Home

Intense preparation before the procedure will make a difference once you come home. Request your loved ones to do various chores that require lifting, such as cleaning and doing the laundry. Make sure all important items are reachable at waist or chest level. Have a relative take care of your children, and you should take a few weeks off from work.

Undergoing a mommy makeover can be a trying time for you. However, if you prepare for the recovery period, the better the results will be.

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