Planning The First Few Weeks After Your Miami Tummy Tuck

Miami Tummy Tuck

A Miami tummy tuck is a positive, life-changing experience for many men and women who had sought it as a solution to correcting the hanging pouch of skin and fat in their abdominal area. Although a very common and popular cosmetic procedure, it is rather extensive and does require a relatively lengthy recovery phase. Letting your body heal properly after is the not-so-secret secret to the most optimal outcomes of a tummy tuck surgery. Therefore, you will want to be well-prepared for your recovery phase and to help you with that, this article will explain what you should expect.

Tummy Tuck Surgery

Every patient is a unique individual and their bodies will react differently to a tummy tuck surgery, so the recovery period will also vary between people. The extent of the tummy tuck surgery (ie. a full tummy vs. a hybrid tuck vs. a partial tummy tuck) can also affect the length of recovery required.

For the first few days immediately following surgery, patients will experience some swelling, pain and a sensation of tightness in their abdominal area however, the prescribed pain medications will help to alleviate this discomfort. For proper rest and recovery, we also suggest our patients to schedule some time off of work – typically two weeks is a good amount of time for most.

Patient Advice

Patients are also able to and encouraged to walk following the tummy tuck surgery. However, we do not advise patients to be partaking in strenuous, cardio-type activity for at least 3 weeks post-operation or any heavy-lifting for at least 6 weeks post-operation. Finally, patients may be prescribed a post-surgical compression garment to wear for 4-8 weeks but this is dependent on individual plastic surgeon’s preferred protocols. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled so that the plastic surgeon can ensure that the patient’s recovery is monitored and that they are healing well in a timely manner.

All this may seem like a lot of information to take in, but do not worry! After the procedure, we will provide you with take-home instructions for your recovery so there is no need for you to stress. Just be sure to follow the recommendations and instructions as outlined.

Tummy Tuck Miami

The complete outcomes of a Miami tummy tuck are generally seen at around six months minimum since residual swelling of the abdominal tissue should be gone by that time.

Now that you have a clearer idea of what to expect for the first few weeks following your tummy tuck surgery, you can begin to prepare for it. If you have any questions or concerns regarding a Miami tummy tuck, we would like to invite you into Body By Craft Clinic with Dr Phillip Craft for a personal and private consultation.

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