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What Should a Post-Mommy Makeover Surgery Diet Look Like?

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Childbirth is an exciting and transformative experience for women, but for many mothers, the physical changes that are common can be frustrating, even impacting self-esteem. Many new mothers find that even with a healthy diet and regular exercise, they have a hard time returning their bodies to their pre-pregnancy shapes. For many women, a mommy makeover can help give them back their pre-baby bodies. Dr. Heath Charvet and the team at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa in New Orleans, LA can help women determine if a mommy makeover is right for them and offer tips for making sure they have the best possible outcome, which includes eating a healthy diet.

What is a mommy makeover surgery?

Mommy makeover surgery includes a combination of plastic surgeries to recontour the body and return it to how it looked before you had a baby, or make it even tighter than it was then. Dr. Charvet and the team at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa in New Orleans, LA may recommend mommy makeover surgeries that include skin-tightening and fat-reduction procedures to reshape the breasts, stomach, buttocks, thighs, and more, as well as reduce hyperpigmentation and stretch marks on the skin. The specific procedures included depend on each person’s needs, and the most popular procedures include breast lift (with or without implants), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), and liposuction.

What is the best diet to eat after mommy makeover surgery?

A healthy diet is important before and after mommy makeover surgery. Before you have surgery, eating foods rich in vitamins A, C, and E is ideal to encourage healthy cell growth in your skin and give your body the protein it needs to recover from surgery. After surgery, a diet rich in whole grains, leafy green vegetables, and lean proteins can reduce inflammation and ensure that you don’t gain weight after your procedure, which could negatively impact the results. The team at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa can provide you with a detailed diet plan, and we recommend making plenty of meals ahead of time so that you don’t have to cook after your procedure. Make sure you have plenty of water and healthy snacks nearby.

How long does mommy makeover recovery take?

Mommy makeover surgeries typically consist of at least two or three individual procedures that are all done at the same time. That means these tend to be lengthy surgeries, and the recovery period can be lengthy. Many women need to stay at the hospital the night after their surgery, and they should plan to avoid strenuous activity for at least 6 – 8 weeks to give their bodies the best chance possible to heal. That’s another reason why eating a healthy diet is so important, as you’ll want to avoid packing on pounds during this time when you won’t be able to exercise as much as before. We also recommend avoiding a mommy makeover if you are still considering having more children, as any pregnancies after your surgery would be at risk of having skin stretch out again.

Get your pre-pregnancy body back with a mommy makeover

Having a child is one of the most rewarding experiences in a mother’s life. While they cherish their kids, most women don’t necessarily treasure the changes that happen to their bodies during pregnancy. But Dr. Heath Charvet and the team at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa can help New Orleans, LA area residents by combining several procedures into one mommy makeover. If you are interested in the mommy makeover surgery, contact us today.

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