Jacob Gerzenshtein, MD FACS ©2012 PlasticG LLC
The popularity of tummy tuck or abdominoplasty has kept proliferating in recent time; this could be as a result of the increased quests for a flatter and youthful stomach by women. This involves the cutting of a part of one’s body and the removal of unwanted accumulated fat, and in some cases the tightening of muscles will be involved.
It is never an easy procedure, and after the surgery, the beat changes; the patient could be subjected to lots of harms or pains. Whether you will be considering going for abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, below are three best recovery tips for you. It is advisable you get acquainted to them now.
This is the number one tip on the list and should not be toiled with. Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty has to do with the skin, it is advisable that a potential engages in healthy eating before and after the surgery. Before going under the knife, ensure your skin is strong, and after the surgery, make sure you don’t derail from your good eating habit. If the surgeon placed you on a diet, it might be inconveniencing, but for best results, do not do the otherwise. Do exactly as you were instructed.
This tip doesn’t insinuate that your body needs plenteous quantity of water to stay hydrated every time. Before and after abdominoplasty, you have to hydrate your body from time to time; you must not be thirsty before you drink and the intake of water should be moderate. To avoid any chance of complications arising during and after surgery, you are advised and expected to consume at least 2 litres of water daily. The regular intake of water will help in flushing away dirty toxins from your body and skins, and also keep the cells of your skin constantly clean.
It is necessary and advisable a potential patient abstains from smoking before and after tummy tucking or abdominoplasty. Cigarettes contain elements like carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide and nicotine; these elements obstruct the adequate inflow of blood to the cells of the skin, and thus detrimental to one’s health as long as tummy tuck is concerned. If you are so much addicted to smoking and want to undergo the procedure, there are huge chances that innumerable complications will arise. So, to be on the safe side, you are advised to refrain from smoking, at least 15 days before and after the surgery.
32 year old female with rectus diastasis and lower abdominal overhang presented for correction of both. Surgery resulted in the treatment of desired areas with low placed scars but remaining stretch marks on skin that could not be excised.
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Patient was quite pleased but did point out the remaining striae.