Having children can be one of the most rewarding experiences for a mother. And although a woman may be ready for motherhood, the changes that pregnancy and childbirth can bring may not be so welcome.
Some of these changes might include new and unwanted fat deposits, stretched abdominal muscles and skin, and changes in the breast shape and size. If you’re considering a mommy makeover to address these bodily changes, the best time of year for body contouring plastic surgery is winter.
What Does a Mommy Makeover Consist Of?
A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures to help address a variety of concerns. Your needs will determine your mommy makeover plan to help get the best results for you. Some of the most common mommy makeover procedures include:
- Tummy tucks
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Breast reduction
Why Is Winter the Best Time of Year for Body Contouring Surgery?
[pullquote]There are many advantages to having a mommy makeover during the cooler days of the winter months.[/pullquote]
There are several reasons why winter is the best time of year for body contouring surgery. Here are just a few common reasons women prefer winter.
- Less exposure to sun and heat. You won’t miss your favorite warm-weather activities nor do you have to be anxious about exposure to the sun. You’ll also be more comfortable healing in the cooler temperatures.
- Cold-weather clothing can better hide a woman’s post-surgery bruising and swelling.
- School is in session. With the children in school, it will be easier for a mother to rest and recovery.
- Holiday vacation days. If the surgery is scheduled for the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, mothers can take advantage of paid holidays and use fewer vacation days.
Tips for Making Your Healing Process More Comfortable
It’s important to know what to expect during mommy makeover recovery, that way you can plan ahead and reduce the last minute stress. Some guidelines for recovery include taking 1 to 2 weeks off from work, ensuring you get plenty of rest, avoiding any heavy lifting initially and resuming activities and exercise when you get the green light from Dr. Campanile.