A mommy makeover involves a number of cosmetic surgery procedures intended to restore the youthful looks of your body. These procedures can reduce the appearance of stretch marks, help with sagging breasts and skin, and help to remove extraneous layers of fat from various areas of your body. However, these procedures can be fairly involved. Here are four things you should do before your mommy makeover.

Do Your Research

The typical mommy makeover represents a significant financial investment; one that most medical insurance policies don’t cover. Do your research and consult with more than one cosmetic surgeon to ensure you are going to be happy with the results. Dr. Sonny O will be happy to show you before and after photos of many of his patients.

Quit Smoking

If you haven’t already given up smoking, now is the perfect time to do so. Not only is smoking bad for your general health, the nicotine in cigarette smoke can dramatically slow down the healing process. This is because nicotine is a vasoconstrictor, in other words, it makes your blood veins smaller, restricting the flow of blood that is vital to the healing process.

Fill Any Prescriptions in Advance

Talk to Dr. O about any medications and vitamins you are currently taking and any that he is going to prescribe post-surgery. He can tell you which if any of the ones you are currently taking should be stopped. Be sure to fill your prescriptions prior to the procedure so that you have everything on hand afterwards.

Have Help Ready to Go

As the typical mommy makeover consists of cosmetic surgery to several areas of your body, you are going to need a helping hand. In fact, you are not only going to need help immediately after the surgery to get home but for the next few days as your recover. The initial recovery period is going to be tough, you are going to need help with things like getting to the bathroom, remembering to take your pain meds, making sure you have plenty of food and water. Lining up help beforehand will make the recovery period far less stressful.