How long should I stay out of work after a mommy makeover? I'm a hairstylist and am on my feet all day
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I normally recommend for patients to wait six weeks before returning to restriction-free activity after their #mommymakeover surgery. You don't want to risk your results by walking around on your feet all day in the salon!
Be patient and take it easy. See what your #boardcertified plastic surgeon recommends.
How long should I stay out of work after a mommy makeover?
Of course, your plastic surgeon will be the will be your best resource during your postoperative course, given that he/she knows exactly what was done, how you are progressing, exactly what type of activities you plan on returning to.
Since you considering undergoing a major operation which often involves a significant physical and emotional recovery ( often underestimated by surgeons and patients alike), a few words of advice may be helpful:
1. Make sure you are doing the procedure for the right reasons (for yourself) and that you have realistic expectations. Be aware that an improvement in the “problem area” may not translate to an overall improvement in your life situation. You are bound to be disappointed with results of the procedure if your motivation for doing the surgery is not internally driven. 2. Time your surgery carefully; generally, it is not a good idea to have surgery done during or immediately after a stressful period in life (for example divorce or death of a loved one). The additional stress of surgery will undoubtedly be more challenging to deal with if a patient's emotional reserves our already exhausted. Remember, that an improvement in your physical appearance will not translate to an improvement in your life situation. 3. If possible speak to patients who have undergone similar procedures and query them about the toughest times of their recovery period. Any practical hints previous patients can provide may be very helpful. 4. Make sure you are aware of potential complications that may arise how to reach your surgeon if necessary. 5. Make sure you have a strong and patient support system (several people if possible) in place who have time/patience to take care of you. Arrange for professional nursing if any doubt exists regarding the availability and/or stamina of your caretakers. 6. Be patient with the healing process, understanding that it will take several weeks to months to feel “normal” again. It may also take many months/year to see the end results of your surgery. 7. Be prepared to distract your mind with things of interest such as books, magazines, and movies. 8. Expect less of yourself; do not go back to work, school or chores too early and let others take care of you (for a change). 9. Pick your surgeon carefully (a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon) and trust in his/her advice. Keep in close communication with your surgeon and do not hesitate to communicate questions/concerns and the emotional swings that you may experience. 10. Resume all medications that you were using preoperatively when cleared by your plastic surgeon and stop the use of narcotics and sedatives as soon as feasible after surgery. 11. Keep in mind the end results as you go through the tougher emotional times after your surgery. I hope this, and the attached link, helps. Best wishes.
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Since you are on your feet most of the day I would suggest trying to ease into returning to work after 10-12 days depending upon how you feel. You will probably be tired by the end of the day and have a bit of swelling around the lower abdomen early on which is normal.
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Dean Vistnes, M.D.
Vistnes Plastic Surgery
San Francisco Bay Area
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