Recovering From Tummy Tuck Surgery

by Naruschka Henriques


A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can be used to help someone achieve the body they have always dreamed of. However, it is an extremely complicated surgical procedure and, in many cases, liposuction can achieve similar results to a tummy tuck. Despite this, a tummy tuck is still the best option for many people, particularly those who have a lot of excess skin around their abdominal area. Like any surgical procedure, a tummy tuck needs time and effort to heal properly.

•    Make sure you’re in good health prior to your tummy tuck surgery. A healthy person is in a better position to recover from surgery quicker. Make sure that you eat a healthy diet and take plenty of exercise prior to your procedure, and refrain from smoking or drinking.

•    Take time off work following your tummy tuck and be prepared to rest as much as you possibly can. You shouldn’t work for at least a week after the surgery, but two weeks rest is preferable. However, it can take a number of months for you to be back to your full abilities. Also, follow your surgeon’s advice regarding exercise. This will help you heal as quickly as possible. Generally, you should avoid doing anything strenuous for around 6 weeks after the procedure.

•    Following a tummy tuck, it’s vital that you wear an abdominal binder for several weeks. This will help to protect the affected area. Also, make sure you change your bandages when your surgeon tells you to.

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