Post op/out of town; what is a list of things I need for post-op mommy makeover?

What is a list of things I need for post op mommy makeover. I've heard that some people buy way too much. I don't want to buy things that I don't need

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Mommy Makeover Supplies

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Thank you for your question.
Your #boardcertified plastic surgeon should provide you with a list of post-op instructions and supplies you will need to make your #recovery as smooth and easy as possible.  At the very least you will of course need a #binder and #compressiongarment, some painkillers per your surgeon's recommendation, and some ice packs.  Some patients also find that #Arnica helps with #bruising and #swelling.  You may also wish to rent a walker to make getting around a little easier during the #healing process.

Mommy Makeover /Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/Tummy Tuck/Liposuction/BBL

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I appreciate your question. I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon as every surgeon has their own respective post op protocol for his/her patients.  Your surgeon is your best resource as he/she is most familiar with your medical history and how you will be healing following surgery. The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam. Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery. Best of luck! Dr. Schwartz Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute #RealSelf100Surgeon


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It is best to ask your surgeon what he recommend you to take with you. also it is important to know if you are staying in a hotel or a recovery house , because a recovery house usually has lists of recommended products to take with you. Best of luck

Mommy make-over - what do I need to take?

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  • Thank you for your question about your mommy make-over.
  • You absolute first step is to arrange with a plastic surgeon in your area to see you after your mommy make-over if needed.
  • You will be charged for such care - but you will be in trouble if you have a complication and no plastic surgeon to see you.
  • Second, be sure you need to travel - if you are in Houston, there are many excellent plastic surgeons.
  • Finally, ask the surgeon who is doing your surgery to tell you what to bring -
  • But at least bring a friend or family member. It is unwise to do major surgery alone away from home

    Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
    Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Needs Post Op

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In my practice patients  who come from out of town usually stay in a hotel and see me the next day but it is not a  medical facility. Therefor, I give my patients what they need in regards to medical supplies (dressings, binders, support bra etc). However if you are staying in a recover suite they should have all supplies there as well. Hopefully your surgeon's office can you give more information on where you're staying what is included!

Post op/out of town; what is a list of things I need for post-op mommy makeover?

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Thank you for your question and congratulations on your upcoming surgery. Each physician will have their own recommended supplies, so I would recommend reaching out to your surgeon, but below I have attached an exhaustive list of options that a realself user wrote up. You can use this list to run the items by your surgeon for their applicability to your procedures. Hope this helps.

Post op recovery supplies for a mommy makeover

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In my practice I provide everything required for the recovery. Dressing supplies, garments, vitamins.  Additional items that patients may need they can buy extra, include extra garments, scar therapy ointment.  
I would encourage you to contact your PS office and ask what is required and recommended. I'm sure if you sent an email/call, you would get a quick answer.  We all have some minor differences in recovery care.  

Hope that helps and best wishes on your upcoming surgery!
Dr. Morales
ABPS Board Certified
Houston, Tx

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