Complete Mommy Makeover. Any suggestions?
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Mommy Makeover. Any suggestions?
I personally don't like to perform all these procedures at the same for this exact reason. Specially if you are transferring fat to your hips too. I would do the fat transfer to the buttock and hips first and not put any direct pressure on it for two weeks and once you feel better to finish your mommy makeover. But this again is a question of comfort and the limits of pain and discomfort you are able to tolerate. If you are having all this done, its best you optimize the results by separating them. But again this is a question that you should discuss with your plastic surgeon.
Healing & Recovery After your Mommy Makeover
The Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures to bring a woman’s body back to the way she looked prior to pregnancy. Most commonly some variation of a #TummyTuck and #BreastSurgery are performed. Additional procedures can include liposuction, umbilical hernia repair. The most common #breastprocedures include #mastopexy or #breastlift, #breastaugmentation, or #breastreduction.
Healing after a #tummytuck will require time. Some patients are out of bed and walking the night of surgery and every hour while awake. I allow my patients to return to work at one to two weeks with 14 days preferred. However, no lifting or straining. At three weeks, increased level of activity and full with no restrictions, at 6 weeks. #Healing will continue for 2-3 months following your #Augmentation #Mastopexy procedure. There may be some swelling, bruising, malposition, color differences. Sensation will be abnormal. Scars will also be changing. But, it can be up to one year see your final result. Your doctor may require you to move or massage the implants within the breast pockets during the #postoperative period. #Textured implants do not require breast massage. You will be informed about this at your post-operative visit.
Also, the two breasts commonly heal quite differently so #assymetry is not unusual. One breast may swell more, feel more uncomfortable, or have a different initial shape. After complete #healing, they will be more similar and natural. You must have patience, but if this causes concern, ask questions of the doctor or the nursing staff.
As I advise my patients, if your work keeps you sedentary, you may return whenever you feel up to it. If your work is strenuous, wait until your work activity does not cause any superficial pain.
Some employers will modify a person’s job duties so they can back sooner, but without physical activity. Our office can provide our patients with a note stating they are not to engage in strenuous activity for a specified period of time. The note will not disclose what procedure they have underwent. Therefore, you may have to request a similar note from your surgeon if you are not independently employed. I recommend avoiding heavy lifting and strenuous #activity for six weeks following your surgery. With that said, it may help you plan your return to work accordingly.
As for heavy lifting and other #strenuous #activities, it should be avoided for until you have clearance from your surgeon. You may, however, do normal activities at any time if they cause no pain or #discomfort. Let your body tell you what you can or cannot do. Aerobic exercise will raise your blood pressure, which could cause late bleeding and harm your result. Once you begin exercising again, start gently and let your body tell you what it can tolerate. Don’t rush!! If you have concerns about your healing, or pain that you question to be unusual, it is important to call your plastic surgeon to discuss these further asked to be examined.
Breast Augmentation, Mastopexy, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction and Fat Grafting to the Buttocks..... All in One Day??????????
I have been performing the BBL now for about 19 years and see several issues regarding this plan. First of all, I do not believe in the BBL pillow or Boppie pillow. If you understand what kills transplanted fat cells, you will understand that there is no "pillow" that can improve fat survival. Sitting is sitting!
In my opinion, when you undergo any plastic surgery procedure, you want the best results possible. To do
all that at once I would be very concerned that things must be rushed to get it all done in one day. Also, recovery will be excessively tough! There are certain procedures that just don't go well together. When you have a tummy tuck, it hurts to use your abs. When you have breast augmentation (assuming the implants are under the muscle) most docs don't want you to use your arms. So, you can't use your arms, you can't use your abs, you can't sit down, you can't lay on your back because of your Butt, you can't face down because of your breasts and tummy tuck.
Be very careful! Be sure to discuss Blood thinner medications with your surgeon!
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All the best,
You'll probably be best served by sleeping on your back or in a recliner position. When you sleep in a more upright, recliner position, your skin won't be pulled tight and the surgical area will be able to more effectively heal. Long story short, be sure to check with your surgeon before deviating from your aftercare instructions. After a few weeks, your results will be shaping up splendidly and you should be back to a much more normal routine.
Good luck :)
Complete Mommy Makeover
Complete Mommy Makeover. Any suggestions?
You should discuss that with your PS and see what he/she recommends.
Dr. Sheila Nazarian
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Recovery at extensive mommy make-over with fat injections in buttocks and hips
- Please ask your surgeon the best postioning for you -
- You will find it difficult to get comfortable in any position because you will be having surgery on all sides of your body.
- Ask your surgeon about Exparel for pain - if injected into the muscles of the abdomen it will help a LOT with your pain after surgery. (Hospitals usually have it but many surgery centers do not.)
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Positioning after Complete Mommy Makeover
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