Frequently Asked Questions
When Can I Exercise Again?
Light exercise can often begin after about four to six weeks. Short, non-strenuous walks are recommended throughout the recovery period. More strenuous exercise usually resumes anywhere between eight and twelve weeks. However, this highly depends on your healing process. Some patients will heal faster or slower and thus can resume activity sooner or later.
It is important to keep Dr. Jonov updated and attend all of your post-operative appointments. This way he can monitor your progress closely and clear you for exercise as soon as it is possible.
How Long Do I Have To Wait After Pregnancy To Have A Mommy Makeover?
Dr. Jonov prefers that patients are no longer breastfeeding when they undergo a mommy makeover. Therefore, for breastfeeding parents, one to two years is the average wait time before undergoing a mommy makeover. If you are not breastfeeding, you may be able to have the surgery sooner. Though, you should be completely healed from your pregnancy.
Also, it is important that you no longer plan to have any more children. This is because subsequent pregnancies can reverse the results of a mommy makeover.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Good mommy makeover candidates generally are in good health, no longer plan to have children or breastfeed, and have realistic expectations. Well treated and controlled medical conditions are generally not a disqualifier. However, if you take immune suppressants or certain medications you may not be a candidate. Other medications you will need to stop temporarily before and after surgery.
Patients should also not smoke. Smoking promotes worsened healing and scarring. It also places the patient at much more risk for all complications than the average patient. Thus, if you smoke, you will need to stop for several weeks before and after surgery.
Why Travel From Vancouver To Seattle For Mommy Makeover Surgery?
Traveling to Seattle for mommy makeover surgery may not seem worth it when there are surgeons in Vancouver. However, the surgeons at Seattle Plastic Surgery are some of the best in North America. They perform several mommy makeovers between them every month. In addition to this, our plastic surgeons specialize in breast and abdomen procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction.
Along with top-level expertise, Seattle Plastic Surgery caters to patients from Vancouver, BC. All appointments except for the pre-op, surgery, and first week of post-op appointments can be done virtually over Skype or Facetime. Seattle Plastic Surgery has also partnered with local hotels to offer discounted rates.
Is A Mommy Makeover Safe?
Yes, in the right patient, a mommy makeover is completely safe. Some patients may have increased risks and therefore may not be ideal candidates. However, overall, a mommy makeover is a safe and effective way to treat the changes in your body after pregnancy.
The Best Vancouver Mommy Makeover With Dr. Craig Jonov
Dr. Craig Jonov is a plastic surgeon with decades of experience and expertise. He regularly performs all of the procedures included in a mommy makeover as well as mommy makeover surgeries. With a location in the center of Seattle’s medical hub, Seattle Plastic Surgery works to provide the best possible care to all patients whether it be in-person, over FaceTime, through a phone call, or via text. Seattle Plastic Surgery offers the best tummy tuck Vancouver residents can access.
To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-324-1120. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.