Every patient who visits Dr.Beauty Cat for a tummy tuck comes with unique requests and concerns. To ensure that they get the best treatment possible, we tailor our services according to these specific needs.
But if there’s a single thing we all want for our patients is a fast and smooth recovery after their tummy tuck. The good news is that our highly qualified professionals are ready to not only ensure great results but also a swift recovery.
However, it’s also important to remember that once your tummy tuck procedure is done, the recovery largely depends on you. Even so, we will be with you every step of the way.
Fortunately, there are a number of things that you can do to facilitate the healing process. Here are the best tips that will help you rock your recovery after your tummy tuck procedure:
Ditch the internet and listen to your doctor
It’s not uncommon for tummy tuck patients to go on the internet and see what they can find out about the procedure. Needless to say, the internet is full of advice, some of which may not serve you in the best way.
Don’t be tempted to do what a user on the internet said worked for them. The only person who understands the details of your actual procedure is your plastic surgeon.
They know your medical history and can address your concerns. When it comes to Dr. Cat, we will provide all the information that you need, when you need it.
Only take medication with your doctor’s permission
After cosmetic surgery, there is medication that is considered dangerous and can equally inhibit the recovery process.
For instance, when you take ibuprofen, then it can increase the risk of bleeding after surgery. As such, it[‘s important to only take prescriptions that come from your doctor.
Additionally, you should also avoid any “banned substances” before and after surgery. Nicotine and cosmetic surgery are two things that do not go together.
Nicotine increases the risk of complications. Your surgeon will advise you on the right protocol for these substances as well as medication.
Don’t be a couch potato
While you may think that you’ll be completely bed ridden for as long as your recovery period, this could not be far from the truth!
In fact, we encourage our patients to get out of the bed and move around frequently. However, do not exert yourself, Move around as gently as you can to prevent any blood clots, stiffness and promote good circulation.
Take it easy
Don’t attempt to do too much as soon as you get out of the hospital. Granted, you’ll sometimes feel impatient and restless and may even feel well enough to indulge in vigorous tasks.
However, your body needs a substantial amount of time for your body to fully recover. Feeling great in the early stages of your recovery is a good sign but only your doctor can determine whether you can once again resume your daily tasks.
Keep all your appointments and you’ll surely know when you can get back to your daily routine.
Accept help from others
Where you may want to do most things on your own, there is nothing wrong with accepting help during your recovery period.
Things like getting your favorite coffee mug and carrying groceries may seem easy but may have a negative impact on your incision sites which may ultimately cause internal bleeding.
To make recovery easy, prepare for this period beforehand. Set your home up to make it more convenient. Outsource things such as meals, cleaning services, and shopping to family and friends.
Don’t miss any follow-up visits
Our post-op visits are not just for the hang of it. These appointments are important because they help to ensure that your healing process is going as expected.
It is also the best time to express any concerns that you may have. In these appointments, your surgeon will give you the go-ahead when it comes to resume your daily life.
Make An Appointment Today!
If you’ve been thinking of getting a tummy tuck or have been on the fence about it, the best way to make a decision is by consulting Dr. Cat.
With the aforementioned bounce-back tips, your recovery will be easy. Plus our experts will be with you every step of the way.
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