Ways to Help Your Recovery After a Tummy Tuck
Have you recently had a tummy tuck? Or are you thinking about getting one? With this particular procedure, you should be able to see drastic results right away. However, if you want to keep that new shape for as long as possible, you should take the proper steps to help your body recover. In Lubbock, plastic surgery expert and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jane Rowley wants her patients to take care of their bodies so they can have a fast recovery and enjoy their new look.
You should be even more aware post-surgery of what you are putting into your body. This advice doesn’t mean you should go on a strict diet as soon as your surgery is complete. It just means you should eat foods that make you feel good and that will give your body the energy and nutrients that it needs. Make water your choice of drink and focus on eating more fruits and vegetables. You’ll be able to maintain that trim stomach a lot longer by eating right.
Move Around Slowly at First
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) patients seeking treatment come from all over the globe, including residents living right here in Lubbock. Plastic surgery guidelines recommend that after a tummy tuck you take a few days to rest and have someone help you get up and walk around. After a few days, it’s important to move around as much as possible to stop blood clots from forming. Light exercise like walking will help your recovery, but avoid any heavy weightlifting or running for at least three months. If you exercise too strenuously too soon after surgery, you can actually release the muscle tightening sutures, which can cause a bulge in the stomach area.
Be Aware of Possible Pain
After a tummy tuck, you will have pain around your torso that will last a few weeks. Experiencing pain can mean that your abdominal area may continue to shrink even more after surgery. Most patients have some pain and swelling for a few weeks that goes completely away after a few months. It’s important to consult with your surgeon about how to manage your pain and speed along your recovery process.
Following the above steps can help your recovery be more manageable and get you the results you want faster. Before undergoing any plastic surgery, schedule a no-obligation consultation at Rowley Plastic Surgery in Lubbock. Plastic surgery to help your confidence soar is just a phone call away.