The results one can get from a tummy tuck procedure are unlike any other. After weight loss or having a baby, it’s easy to see why so many people take advantage of this common procedure. However, the recovery is the price that every tuck patient must pay for a smooth, tight belly. Fortunately, there are a few things tummy tuck patients can do to make sure that recovery goes well. And, to ensure that recovery takes as little time as possible so patients can show off their results sooner.
Make Sure to Get Your Beauty Rest
Especially in the first few days of the recovery, movement should be minimal. Resting during the first few days, at least, is crucial to allowing surgical incisions to heal. Additionally, it’s important to not lift anything heavy, even groceries, for the first week after surgery. Doing so could strain the abdominal muscles and lead to complications.
Adhere to Surgical Garment Instructions
After surgery, your plastic surgeon will equip you with a compression garment which you will wear around your midsection. This piece of clothing is vital for a fast recovery. Plus, it will keep you more comfortable in the days of your early recovery. It’s extremely important not to take the compression material off to bathe or shower until recommended. Doing so could encourage infection and hinder a quick recovery. In most cases, the garment can be removed to resume routine hygiene practices five days after surgery.
Get Support from Loved Ones
If you have children or daily responsibilities, as most people do, you may wish to gain some support during the days of your recovery. While you may feel like you can walk around with ease or are not experiencing any pain, you still could hinder recovery progress by going overboard. So, even if you’re feeling better, make sure to take the support from those around you at least until your doctor suggests you resume regular activity.
Ready to Talk to Us About Your Tummy Tuck Recovery?
While there is recovery to keep in mind when scheduling a tummy tuck procedure, the results are worth it for many. If you wish to take advantage of this procedure and are ready to take a speedy recovery seriously, we can tell you if you are a good candidate. To schedule a consultation with our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Carp, contact us today. Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center of Green and Beachwood, Ohio is proud to serve the communities of Akron, Cleveland, Canton and surrounding areas.