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Best Tummy Tuck Recovery Tips

Tummy tuck recovery can be a tedious process. The good news is that there are a number of things you can do in order to make the recovery process go more smoothly. Below is a list of abdominoplasty recovery tips:

 

Bed Rest
Resting is one of the most important things you can do during the tummy tuck recovery process. You should lie in the bed with your head elevated with multiple pillows. Walking around should be limited during the first few days after your surgery. You should walk only if you need to go to the bathroom or get something to eat.
You should remain on bed rest until your first post-op visit. The purpose of the post-op visit is to ensure that your abdominoplasty recovery is going smoothly. Your doctor will tell you when you can return to your normal activities.

 

Compression Stockings
Your plastic surgeon will probably advise that you wear compression stockings during the first few days after your surgery. Compression stockings help reduce the risk of blood clots. They may not be comfortable to wear, but they can help keep the swelling out of your legs.

 

Maxi/Gauze Pads
It’s a good idea to get keep 4*4 gauzi on hand or just use maxi pads. It is helpful to pad gauze pads around the drain. You can also keep pads around the pelvic hip bones and the binder. Regular maxi pads, not super and with no wings are a great inexpensive resource.

 

Eat Fresh And Easy To Digest Foods
It is common for patients to experience nausea after their procedure. That is why you should eat food that is fresh and easy to digest. Foods that are low in salt and high in protein are easy to digest. You should also drink plenty of water. The ounces of water you drink needs to be equivalent to one half your body weight. For example, if you weigh 140 pounds, then you need to drink 70 ounces of water per day.

 

Following these tips will help your recovery go smoothly!