Healthy Tips For Tummy Tuck Recovery

Tummy Tuck Surgery

The decision to undergo a tummy tuck procedure can be exciting, as you dream of the dramatic transformation this surgery can offer and showing off your results in sunny weather. Eliminating stubborn pockets of fat and loose skin on the abdomen while tightening abdominal muscles can help you achieve the tightened and toned stomach of your dreams, boosting your self-esteem. However, like any surgical procedure, some downtime is required as you recover. The following tips will help ensure that you are comfortable throughout your recovery and your Miami tummy tuck has you feeling beautiful inside and out.

Follow A Healthy Lifestyle

While it is ideal to adopt a healthy lifestyle prior to this procedure, it is necessary to prioritize your health following a tummy tuck to speed up your recovery and ensure optimal, long term results. A balanced diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables will help aid in your recovery by supplying your body with the vitamins and minerals which are essential to healing.

As an added benefit, the fiber found in fruits and veggies can work to counteract constipation, a common side effect of anaesthesia and pain medications. Be sure to stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water each day. Smoking must be avoided as it can negatively impact your recovery.

Manage Your Discomfort

Most patients experience some pain and/or discomfort for a few days post-operatively and some actions such as quick movements or standing upright may cause further aggravation. However, these symptoms can be managed using the pain medication prescribed by your plastic surgeon or an over the counter pain medication. In addition, you should limit your activities and allow yourself time to rest for the first few days post-operatively.

Schedule Downtime

Although it can be difficult to get away from work and other responsibilities, it is imperative to schedule downtime and avoid hitting the beach following your tummy tuck surgery in Miami to allow yourself time to heal. One to two weeks off is recommended; while many patients feel up to resuming work in one week, others require a second week to fully recuperate, particularly if their tummy tuck is combined with liposuction or another procedure.

Prepare For Your Recovery

Planning ahead can help reduce stress and ensure that you are comfortable throughout your recovery. For some patients this means cleaning and organizing their home, preparing meals, recruiting a friend or family member to help out, and setting up a comfortable space to heal during recovery, while for other patients of Dr. Craft, this means contacting our Patient Care Coordinator to arrange for your stay at our luxurious surgical suite, where you will have 24 hour care during your recovery. Dr. Craft also offers IV nutrients and other specialized holistic health services to jumpstart an amazing, rejuvenating experience.

Follow Your Plastic Surgeon’s Aftercare Instructions

Following your procedure, your plastic surgeon will provide you with a detailed list of aftercare instructions, which you should follow carefully. When in doubt, it is always best to contact your plastic surgeon’s office to ask for advice or further direction as only your surgeon knows the particulars of your individual case. We specialize in keeping people healthy while they look their physical best.

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