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How Should You Sleep After A Mommy Makeover?

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One of the primary benefits of a mommy makeover in Dallas, TX is that you can reshape your body with more than one cosmetic procedure simultaneously with one recovery. Recovery after mommy makeover surgery varies depending on each procedure's extent, as not all women will opt for the same procedures. Some patients choose a breast lift with augmentation, lower body lift, liposuction, or a combination of treatments based on their aesthetic goals. However, one of the most critical issues you should discuss before surgery is how you can sleep more comfortably, not compromise your results, and get plenty of rest afterward. Read on to learn more about sleeping after mommy makeover surgery from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz and the team at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX.

Mommy makeover near me, and what can it help?

A mommy makeover is a combination of body contouring procedures designed to improve the look and feel of a woman's body impacted by age or pregnancy. It is an extremely customizable procedure where patients can choose what treatments they want or need to address the areas they would like to improve. Typically, mommy makeover surgery is a combination of two or more cosmetic procedures, with the added benefit that women only have one recovery period. The body contouring treatments generally involved as part of a mommy makeover in the Dallas, TX area:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast lift
  • Tummy tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Lower body lift
  • Brazilian butt lift
  • Nonsurgical procedures, such as BodyTite or injectables

Sleeping after mommy makeover surgery

When preparing for body contouring procedures, the recovery process can go smoother if a patient is ready before surgery. For women in Dallas, TX, a mommy makeover requires patients to put a temporary halt on all responsibilities and tasks usually performed throughout the day to get plenty of rest. Rest is a critical factor after any plastic surgery, especially a mommy makeover. Unfortunately, with tight compression garments, postoperative swelling, and new breast implants involved, it can be challenging to get plenty of sleep. Here are few helpful tips from the team at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to help make your recovery as comfortable and restful as possible.

1. Sleep in a recliner

Both tummy tuck surgery and breast augmentation require you to sleep with your upper half elevated. Sleeping in this position makes it easier to transition from reclining to standing when you need to get up, minimizing the strain on your midsection and upper body muscles. Keeping the torso raised while you sleep during the first couple of weeks will also help minimize normal fluid buildup and swelling.

2. Sleep on your back

Sleeping on your back is beneficial during mommy makeover recovery. It prevents excess pressure on your abdomen or chest that may compromise your results or cause discomfort. If you usually sleep on your stomach or side, you should forgo those positions until cleared by Dr. Hanz. Some patients find it helpful to sleep surrounded by pillows or place them under their arms to prevent them from turning, rolling, or tossing over to their stomach or side.

3. Limit sleep inhibitors

It can be difficult sleeping after mommy makeover surgery. Make it easier by staying hydrated, eating nutrient-rich foods, and avoiding sleeping inhibitors, such as alcohol, sugar, caffeine, and screen time. Also, wear supportive garments while you sleep, as they help reduce swelling, protect your treated areas, and ease tension on your incisions to ensure more restful sleep.

4. Move around during the daytime

While you should jump back into exercising, short walks throughout the day can help regulate your sleep schedule and improve circulation to reduce the risk of blood clots. Light walking can tire your body out, so you're able to sleep more easily at night. At approximately six weeks during mommy makeover recovery, you should be able to start returning to your normal activities, including exercise.

Schedule your mommy makeover in Dallas, TX

If you would like to learn more about other body contouring procedures or mommy makeover surgery, we welcome you to reach out to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX. Schedule your one-on-one mommy makeover consultation by contacting our office today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.