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Tummy Tuck Recovery
A tummy tuck operation (also known as abdominoplasty), is a cosmetic surgery that removes excess skin and fat around the stomach area. It also tightens the abdominal wall.
The Tummy Tuck is a cosmetic surgery that makes the abdominal wall slim and firm. It is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure after weight loss or pregnancy. A Tummy tuck is a need when the abdomen has lost its shape, has extra skin and fat or is too loose.
During the abdominoplasty, the plastic surgeon removes the excess fat and skin from the lower and middle parts of the abdomen. So the muscle and abdominal wall fascia are tightened.
Many of us find we cannot change our abdomen with exercise and diet. The abdominoplasty is an alternate method to do so.
The extra fat and skin can be a problem caused by genetics, pregnancy, previous surgery, weight loss, or aging, and even slim people sometimes have a sagging or unshapely belly.
Candidates for Abdominoplasty
The Tummy tuck surgery is not a substitute for weight loss and it will not remove stretch marks. It is a major operation which means you should take your time checking out all the facts before deciding to do it.
The Tummy Tuck is suitable for men and women who are in good health. Patients who have excess fat or loose skin around their abdominal area. Either through weight loss or past pregnancy, or patients who wish to get rid of loose skin and tighten up the tummy area.
Before and After Surgery Caution For A Safe Tummy Tuck Recovery
For an optimal Tummy Tuck recovery, it is suggested to quit smoking at least 6 weeks before the surgery. Smoking will increase the risks and complications. An optimal blood irrigation is necessary for an easy abdominoplasty recovery.
It is also important to eat a healthy diet. The nutrients help to strengthen your immune system. A balanced diet also helps to speed the recovery period.
Exercise will help prevent weight gain after the tummy tuck. Regular exercise will help build muscle mass. Try to work out regularly before the tummy tuck.
The Tummy Tuck recovery time varies for each patient. It depends on how much surgery you had in one session. But, usually, you can return to your regular activities after 2 weeks.
Your recovery time is likely to be shorter if you are conscious of your aftercare. Eating healthily, working out and not smoking will give you a safe tummy tuck recovery.
You will probably have some swelling or discomfort immediately after the surgery. Analgesics and anti-inflammatories are given to control these effects.
Stitches can come out after 5 to 7 days. Our plastic surgeon in Mexico will tell all the details about walking around, showering or bathing.
Just right after the abdominoplasty, you will be advised to walk around. Gentle exercise is beneficial for speeding up the healing process.
Walking, or a similar gentle exercise regime is recommended during the first 3 months after the surgery. Please avoid strenuous activities for about 3 months because you could cause your wounds to reopen by accident.
You will also get a compression garment to wear under your clothes. You will need to use the compression garment for 6 weeks during the tummy tuck recovery. You could also need elastic stockings to prevent blood clots.
Why Consider A Tummy Tuck Abroad
Imagine having your abdominoplasty overseas. Enjoying a medical vacation in Cancun so you can relax and give your body time to heal before coming back home.
As an added bonus, the costs of a tummy tuck in Mexico is half the price and sometimes less. The medical vacation will pay for itself.
Of course, you will want to check out real patient tummy tuck reviews, clinic photos, and more before making your decision. You will want to select quality-checked clinics and surgeons to ensure the procedure has the best chance of success.
Plastic surgery in Mexico (or anywhere) needs your entire dedication to prepare yourself. Major surgery is not something to rush into. Especially when considering a tummy tuck in Mexico or anywhere overseas. Take your time checking out your options, and you will be able to find something that fits your budget as well as your needs.