Your nose has been bugging you your entire life. You look at pictures and think, “If only I didn’t have that nose.” And so you finally make the decision to get a rhinoplasty, or most commonly referred to as a nose job. However, although you might be prepared to undergo the surgery itself, it’s important…
How to Best Recover from a Tummy Tuck
Tummy tuck surgery, or most commonly known as abdominoplasty in the medical field, is a surgery that involves removing excess skin, tissue, and even sometimes fat from the abdominal region, in order to give patients a more taut looking tummy. Whether you want to get a tummy tuck done because of recent weight loss, age, or the aftermath of pregnancy, it’s important to know what to expect during recovery. Read on to learn more.
Rest, Rest, Rest
If you’re an active type of person who simply can’t seem to sit still even when on vacation, this step in the recovery process may be difficult for you to swallow. However, just as it’s important for your body to rest in order to recover from a cold or the flu, it’s equally as important for your body to rest after having a tummy tuck done. An ample amount of rest will help your body’s cells to recover from the surgery and will also help to ensure that you don’t receive any type of infection.
During your first few weeks of recovery, Dr. David K. Funt will likely recommend that you refrain from any sort of intense workouts. For instance, if you are a frequent gym goer or if you are into high-intensity workouts like crossfit, you will have to take a break from those as your abdominal muscles recover from surgery. However, after a few days of rest, Dr. David K. Funt will likely suggest that you do something light like go for a walk around the neighborhood. Remember that not only are your abdominal muscles healing during recovery but that your incision site is healing as well— the last thing you want to do is have your incision site open just because you couldn’t miss a day at the gym.
Wear a Belly Band
Directly after surgery and for a few days during recovery, Dr. David K. Funt will likely recommend that you wear a belly band or belly wrap in order to keep all of your stomach muscles in place. Although these bands might constrict you from certain movements, they are important in ensuring that your body heals properly.
When our patients aren’t happy with their abdomen, whether it’s a pooch from childbirth or pockets of fat that won’t go away, they wonder if liposuction or a tummy tuck is the best way to get the slimmer stomach they desire. While Dr. Funt performs both procedures, and both shape and sculpt the abdominal area,…