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5 Tips on How to Maintain Mommy Makeover Surgery Results

Having babies certainly takes its toll on your appearance, but unwanted changes to your post-baby body can be improved or reversed with a mommy makeover. The most common treatments include breast lift or augmentation surgery, breast reduction, tummy tuck surgery, or liposuction of the flanks and lower back. When you visit with Dr. David Lo of Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery in Knoxville, he will assess your problem areas and offer guidelines about what you can do during the recovery process to prolong your results.



A mommy makeover is an investment in you, and like all investments, you want it to last. 

We’re sharing our best tips for maintaining your results after a mommy makeover.

1) Don’t do too much too soon

The quickest way to diminish your results in the process is to try doing too much or being too active before your body has fully healed. You should follow your post-operative instructions to recover from surgery. You’ll need to allow yourself some time to rest before you ease back into your daily grind to avoid post-surgical complications.


2) Exercise daily after you have recovered from surgery 

Once out of the recovery stages, it’s essential to invest in long-term positive habits to preserve your mommy makeover. Keeping a regular exercise regime will help you keep excess weight off, and help you maintain your surgical results. 


3) Eat a healthy diet to maintain a stable weight

In addition to resuming exercise after recovery, it’s important for Mommy Makeover patients to eat a healthy diet. Eating a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, healthy fats, and plenty of water is the best way to maintain a healthy weight. 


4) Avoid future pregnancies

It is highly recommended only to undergo a Mommy Makeover after you are done having children. Pregnancy can reverse your Mommy Makeover results. By waiting until you are done having children, you can ensure that your results will be long lasting. 


5) Protect your surgery incisions 

Following your surgery, you’ll have some minimal scarring and some incision marks on your body. We are generally able to keep them small and discreet, but you’ll want to be aware of them and do everything you can to keep them out of direct sunlight. If you expose your incision marks to sunlight before your body has fully healed, it can actually cause those scars to darken and sometimes thicken—making them more noticeable.

If you want to learn more so you can decide if you may be a candidate for a mommy makeover, feel free to contact our office. Call Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery Office in Knoxville at (865) 306-5680 for personalized advice or to SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION with our mommy makeover specialist, Dr. David Lo.