Post Abdominoplasty Considerations

There are some points to be considered before tummy tuck surgery, and you should pay attention to certain points after the operation. This attention allows you to heal faster and healthier. It is very important for your health to pay attention to the recommendations we will give you along with the advice you will receive from your doctor.

We have listed the things to consider after abdominoplasty for you;

  • Regular and careful use of medications given by your doctor

  • Avoiding sudden movements

  • Avoiding tight clothing

  • Ensuring the protection of the abdominal region against Impact

  • Getting enough fluids to the body

  • Being careful with physical movements

  • Following the doctor's recommendations during the recovery process

  • Providing psychological support

  • Consuming specified foods and drinks

  • Regular controls without disruption

After tummy tuck surgery, patients are usually dressed in socks called thrombosis. In addition, a urinary catheter is inserted, and the healing process is followed with an abdominal corset. This process, which is under the control of a specialist doctor, varies depending on the strength of your body and the healing process.

Nutrition After Abdominoplasty

In order to prevent the increase in intra-abdominal pressure after surgery, a diet containing foods that do not cause gas should be fed. Fresh vegetables and fruits that do not cause bloating should be consumed, plenty of water should be drunk and fluids should be taken. Healthy foods should be consumed in a balanced way to support the healing process.

Recovery After Abdominoplasty

  • It takes approximately 2-3 months to achieve the dreamed flat abdomen image after the surgery.

  • It is normal for bruising and swelling to appear in the wound area after surgery with a long incision.

  • After the 6th month, a significant improvement begins in the wound and towards the end of a year, the colour of the scar begins to fade and become indistinct.

  • At the end of two weeks, using the skin creams recommended by the doctor helps the healing process of the wound.

  • At the end of 9-12 months, the person fully recovers. In the next part of the process, the body form should be maintained with regular nutrition and exercise.

  • For the first 4 weeks after the surgery, strenuous sports and exercises for the abdominal muscles are not recommended. After 6-8 weeks, you can start sports with a light tempo. Especially for sports branches that work the abdominal muscles, it is necessary to wait 6 months.

Attention! A very important issue for the successful outcome of the surgery is the corset that will be worn day and night for approximately 6 weeks after the surgery.

At least one year should have waited for pregnancy plans.

Total and partial tummy tuck surgeries are performed by an experienced plastic surgeon in the operating room under general anaesthesia and take 2-5 hours depending on the size of the intervention.

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