Pre and Postoperative Care

Embarking on your aesthetic journey is an exciting and transformative experience, and at Gartner Plastic Surgery, we are here to guide you every step of the way.

Welcome to our Pre and Postoperative Care page, where we lay the foundation for a safe, comfortable, and successful surgical experience. 

We understand that proper preparation and diligent aftercare are crucial elements in achieving optimal results and ensuring your well-being throughout the entire mommy makeover process. With our expert team’s guidance, valuable insights, and comprehensive resources, you can rest assured that you are in capable hands from pre-op to post-op and beyond. 

Get ready to embark on a journey of care, support, and remarkable mommy makeover transformation!

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Preoperative Preparation for a Mommy Makeover

Preparing for your mommy makeover is essential to ensure optimal results and a smooth surgical experience. Here are some important steps to follow during the preoperative phase:

  • Consultation and Assessment: Schedule a consultation with Dr. Gartner to discuss your goals, medical history, and expectations. He will perform a comprehensive evaluation and recommend suitable procedures based on your individual needs.
  • Medical Evaluation: Prior to surgery, a complete medical evaluation, including blood tests and any necessary imaging studies, will be conducted to ensure you are in good health for the procedure.
  • Medication and Supplement Adjustments: Dr. Gartner will provide specific instructions regarding which medications and supplements should be discontinued or adjusted before surgery to minimize the risk of complications.
  • Lifestyle Adjustments: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle leading up to surgery can optimize your body’s healing capabilities. This includes a balanced diet, regular exercise, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Arrange Support: Plan for assistance during the initial days of recovery, as you may experience some limitations in your mobility. Enlist the help of a trusted family member or friend to assist with household tasks and childcare responsibilities.

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Postoperative Care Following a Mommy Makeover

Proper postoperative care is crucial for a smooth recovery and optimal results. Dr. Gartner will provide you with detailed instructions tailored to your specific procedures. Here are some general postoperative care guidelines for mommy makeovers:

Rest and Recovery:

Plan to take ample time off work and limit physical activity during the initial stages of recovery. Listen to your body and gradually increase your activity level as advised by Dr. Gartner.

Pain Management

You may experience some discomfort or pain following your mommy makeover. Dr. Gartner will prescribe appropriate pain medication to help manage any discomfort. Take medications as instructed and report any unusual or severe pain to your surgeon.

Dressings and Incision Care

Follow the postoperative instructions regarding dressing changes, incision care, and hygiene. Keep the surgical incisions clean and dry, and avoid submerging them in water until cleared by Dr. Gartner.

Compression Garments

Depending on the procedures performed, you may be instructed to wear compression garments to aid in reducing swelling and promote proper healing. Follow the guidelines provided by Dr. Gartner regarding the duration and proper use of these garments.

Physical Activity and Exercise

Engage in light walking as soon as you are able, as it can help improve circulation and reduce the risk of complications. However, avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and intense exercise until cleared by Dr. Gartner.

Emotional Support

It is normal to experience a range of emotions during the recovery period. Seek emotional support from loved ones, join support groups, or consider speaking with a therapist who specializes in postoperative emotional well-being.

Follow-up Appointments

Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with Dr. Gartner to monitor your progress, assess your healing, and address any concerns or questions you may have.

Learn More About the Pre and Postoperative Care Process Following a Mommy Makeover in New Jersey

Proper pre and postoperative care is essential for a successful mommy makeover experience. By following the guidelines provided by Dr. Gartner and his team, you can optimize your recovery, minimize risks, and achieve the best possible results. Remember that each patient’s journey is unique, and Dr. Gartner will provide personalized instructions tailored to your specific needs. Trust in his expertise and the support of his dedicated team to guide you through the pre and postoperative phases, ensuring your safety, comfort, and satisfaction.

Contact our clinic today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards achieving the body rejuvenation you deserve!

Day of Your Mommy Makeover Surgery

The day of your mommy makeover is an important milestone in your transformation journey. To ensure a smooth experience, consider the following:

  • Preoperative Instructions: Follow the preoperative instructions provided by Dr. Gartner, which may include fasting prior to surgery, avoiding certain medications, and arriving at the clinic at the designated time.
  • Anesthesia and Surgical Team: You will be placed under anesthesia by a qualified anesthesiologist who will closely monitor your condition throughout the procedure. Dr. Gartner and his skilled surgical team will perform your mommy makeover with precision and expertise.
  • Recovery Room and Discharge: After surgery, you will be transferred to a recovery room, where you will be closely monitored until you are ready to be discharged. Ensure that a responsible adult is available to drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours.

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