Going For Tummy Tuck Surgery, Consider These Smart Recovery Tips

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Going For Tummy Tuck Surgery, Consider These Smart Recovery Tips

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    People nowadays are very concerned about their appearance and are ready to go for surgery to bring about any positive and desired change. Because of this craze, the number of people undergoing  cosmetic surgery has increased drastically. Immaterial of the growing popularity of these surgeries, they always come with some risks and hazards. Hence, it is wise to consider all the probable side effects seriously, before opting for any operation.

    Any and every operation has some precautions in form of pre-post surgery habits which should be observed in order to avoid any further complications and the best way to do so is by listening to the expert. Notably, Tummy Tuck or abdominoplasty is one of the most sought-after surgeries that help the patients to regain a slim and trim belly, devoid of excess fat. Nevertheless, this operation is a heavy one and requires intense post-operative care. If done properly, it will indeed push the person towards a better and more confident life.

    Details of the operation

    The aim of the operation is to shape up a not-so-shapely belly by removing that surplus fat, which was too stubborn to react to exercise and diet. For this, a short or a long incision is made, depending on the condition of the patient and then the fat is removed via liposuction, i.e. sucking out of the lipids using machines. In some cases, the tummy is also tightened if after removal of fat the tummy looks too saggy. Because of all these complimentary surgeries, the risk factor of tummy tuck and the subsequent care increases. However, one must always remember that though it is used to do away with unwanted fat, it is not at all a weight loss program; it is a body sculpting method to make you look fit.

    Before and After Tummy Tuck

    Before and After Tummy Tuck

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    Risks or Problems that can arise

    Like any other operation, no matter how precautions you take or how healthy the candidate be, some risks can always pop their head up. Just after the operation, the surgeon either will give you a compression garment or will bandage you, in order to provide the treated area with the needed support. In the very first weak, you might come across tightening, bruising, moderate or mild pain, swelling etc. that will subside slowly but you will have to wear the compressed garment regularly. Moreover, the scars can sometimes lead to infection if not taken care of.

    Tips to recover soon

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     Here are some smart tips that will prove to be handy:

    • Proper nutrition: A healthy body responds well to any surgery and has the necessary energy to heal quickly. Hence, it is advisable for the patient to eat healthy before and after the operation to builds up immunity to fight against any risk.
    • Healthy habits: A person who stays away from alcohol and smoking is the most eligible candidate for this type of surgery. However, if you are not among them and want to undergo this operation, then you should quit these two habits around four to six weeks before the operation to recover quickly.
    • Balancing work and rest: Though it is necessary to move your limbs and body from the very day of operation for proper circulation of blood, yet one should not indulge in rigorous work. Rather take two weeks off from work and then, slowly begin working.
    • Listening to the surgeon: Every person has varied requirements and your surgeon is the best person to understand the difference. Hence, pay heed to whatever he says.

    If you are confident enough to go forward with this surgery, then do be rigorous with the routine. Remember the tips and stay safe!

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    Dr Vikas Gupta