Mommy Makeover

Transform Your Post-Baby Body: The Complete Guide to Mommy Makeover Preparation

By Amy Candrl

Are you looking to reclaim your body after the transformative experience of childbirth? The concept of a Mommy Makeover has grown increasingly popular among women seeking to restore their pre-pregnancy figures. At The Lifestyle Center in St. Louis, we pride ourselves on offering a bespoke suite of minimally invasive procedures tailored to your unique needs. Our comprehensive approach provides body contouring, vaginal and sexual health restoration, and more to help you achieve your desired aesthetic and functional rejuvenation.

A complete understanding of the preparation process is crucial for a smooth and satisfying Mommy Makeover experience.

Understanding the Mommy Makeover

A Mommy Makeover at The Lifestyle Center is designed to address the physical changes mothers experience post-pregnancy. Our goal is to enhance your body’s natural contours, improve skin texture, and restore your pelvic floor health, all tailored to your body and aspirations.

Mommy Makeover Procedure Options

Our Mommy Makeover procedures include non-invasive and minimally invasive options for fat reduction and muscle toning, skin tightening and cellulite smoothing, butt enhancement, and intimate health. While you can choose nearly any type of procedure to be included in your makeover, the most common procedures patients choose from include:

  • Tickle Lipo: Utilizes a gentle method to remove fat with significantly less disturbance to the body than conventional liposuction, achieving effective fat reduction with minimal discomfort.
  • CoolSculpting Elite: Employs advanced cooling technology to eliminate fat cells in targeted areas without any surgical incisions, offering a non-invasive path to fat loss.
  • Emsculpt Neo: A cutting-edge treatment that concurrently reduces fat and enhances muscle definition, providing a comprehensive approach to body contouring for a more sculpted appearance.
  • Renuvion: Applies cold plasma energy beneath the skin to effectively tighten and contour the body, making it a preferred choice for those looking for a non-surgical option to address skin laxity.
  • Emtone: Targets and improves the appearance of cellulite and skin looseness, offering a smoother and more toned skin texture.
  • Venus Legacy: A multi-purpose therapy designed to diminish cellulite, fine lines, sagging skin and stretch marks, promoting a more youthful and refined skin surface.
  • Brazilian Butt Lift: Enhances the buttocks using transferred fat, which is initially extracted via Tickle Lipo, for a natural augmentation of the buttock region.
  • Sculptra Butt Lift: Offers a non-invasive butt enhancement solution through the use of Sculptra injectable filler, aimed at increasing volume and improving the shape of the buttocks without surgery.
  • ThermiVa: A treatment aimed at rejuvenating vaginal and vulvar areas, improving natural lubrication, sensitivity, tightness and urinary control through the tightening and strengthening of the tissues.
  • Emsella: Concentrates on reinforcing pelvic floor muscles, which can bolster sexual health and address urinary incontinence issues, offering a non-invasive solution for pelvic wellness.
  • O-Shot: Administers a specialized platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection designed to enhance sexual pleasure and potentially alleviate symptoms of urinary incontinence, focusing on improving sexual health and satisfaction.

How to Prepare for Your Mommy Makeover

The Consultation

The first step toward your transformation begins with a comprehensive consultation at The Lifestyle Center. This crucial meeting sets the foundation for your journey. It’s about creating a partnership and mutual understanding between you and your care team so your journey is as smooth and fulfilling as possible.

Your consultation will involve:

  • Explaining your vision and concerns: We will have an open dialogue that allows us to understand why you are seeking a Mommy Makeover and what you hope to achieve.
  • Learning about and choosing your procedures: Once we understand your goals, we will help pinpoint the procedures best aligned with your aesthetic aspirations. We will explain how they are performed and what the recovery processes entail so you can make informed decisions.
  • Setting realistic expectations: Establishing realistic expectations is a cornerstone of the consultation process. It ensures you are fully aware of what can be achieved, aligning your goals with possible outcomes. These realistic expectations are part of being emotionally prepared for the changes ahead, as they help foster a positive mindset that can enhance your overall experience.

Medical Clearance and Lab Tests

Before your Mommy Makeover, you may be required to obtain medical clearance from your primary care physician or a specialist. This step might include undergoing lab tests to check your overall health status, ensuring you’re fit for the procedures. These tests can identify any underlying conditions that need to be managed to reduce potential risks.

Adjusting Current Medications

Discussing your current medications with your Mommy Makeover surgeon is crucial. Some medications, including over-the-counter supplements and anti-inflammatory drugs, can increase the risk of bleeding. Dr. Moore may advise adjusting or temporarily discontinuing certain medicines before your procedure.

Lifestyle Adjustments

Before embarking on your Mommy Makeover, you’ll receive detailed advice on how to prepare your body. This includes dietary recommendations to help your body be in optimal condition, skincare routines to enhance healing, and guidelines on activities to avoid. These preoperative instructions are designed to minimize complications, speed up your recovery and optimize the results of your makeover.

These recommended lifestyle changes may include:

  • Adequate nutrition and hydration: Focusing on healthy foods and staying hydrated before your Mommy Makeover can play a significant role in your recovery. Eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals helps strengthen your body, while proper hydration promotes optimal health. Some surgeons might recommend increasing your intake of certain nutrients, such as vitamin C, to boost your immune system.
  • Establish a no-smoking policy: Smoking significantly hinders the healing process by restricting blood flow. If you smoke, it’s strongly recommended to quit at least four to six weeks before your Mommy Makeover and throughout the recovery period.
  • Avoid alcohol: Refraining from drinking alcohol in the days leading up to your procedure is emphasized due to the negative effect alcohol can have on risks and healing times.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure: It’s crucial to avoid sun exposure before undergoing a Mommy Makeover, particularly for procedures focusing on skin tightening or smoothing. Sun-damaged skin can negatively impact the healing process and outcome, whereas ensuring your skin is as healthy as possible can lead to better outcomes and smoother, more even results.

Setting Up Your Support System

Undergoing a Mommy Makeover is a significant event, and having a robust support system in place is invaluable. Before your procedure, you may want to arrange for someone to drive you home from The Lifestyle Center and assist you with daily tasks that may become challenging during your recovery. This may include help with childcare, household chores and meal preparation.

The beauty of a minimally invasive Mommy Makeover is that your recovery won’t be long, but having this support in your initial days can significantly enhance your comfort and peace of mind. Whether this support comes from family, friends or professional services, having someone to rely on can alleviate the pressures of day-to-day responsibilities, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery.

Setting Up Your Home and Recovery Area

Preparing your home for your post-procedure recovery is a step that can significantly influence your comfort and healing process. Creating a serene and accessible recovery space is essential. This area should be equipped with recovery aids such as ice packs to reduce swelling, comfortable clothing that is easy to put on and take off, and nutritious, easy-to-prepare meals to ensure you’re well-fed without the stress of cooking.

The goal is to make your recovery as comfortable and stress-free as possible, allowing you to focus solely on your healing. Ensuring your living space is prepared in advance can make a substantial difference in your recovery experience, reducing the need for unnecessary movement and providing a peaceful environment conducive to healing.

Schedule Your Personalized Mommy Makeover Consultation in St. Louis

A Mommy Makeover at The Lifestyle Center in St. Louis is more than just a set of procedures; it’s a step toward regaining your confidence and body image, and proper preparation is vital to achieving the best outcome.

We encourage you to reach out for a consultation to discuss your goals and explore your Mommy Makeover options. Together, we can tailor a plan that brings your vision to life.

Call us at (314) 863-5556 or reach out online today!

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