Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Things that Patients Should Know Before Getting a Tummy Tuck

It will take a lot of attention and care to have a successful tummy tuck, and to get that, here are some things that tummy tuck patients should know:

Plan enough time off everything

This isn't only your time off from work, but also some time off from taking care of your home, children and other family members whom you are responsible for. The minimum is two weeks before you could go on with your normal life again, like going back to your job. When you do get back to work, it is better if you work only half the day, at least for the first week. Also, keep in mind that you should be doing heavy physical work for three weeks.

You will be wiped out for six weeks

Two weeks after the surgery, you can go back to your work and focus on your job. The pain that you will be feeling can be managed with an ibuprofen. However, by the time that you get home, expect that you will be wiped out from all the work. For six weeks, you will be stressed out and wouldn't be able to do things that you used to do.

Nutrition is important

Most people don't eat regular meals. However, it is recommended that you try as much as you can to get the nourishment your body needs, especially after a procedure as major as a tummy tuck. Remember, your wound is still healing, and you will need all the nutrients you can get to make the healing time go faster. Don't even think about trying to lose weight at the same time – it's just going to cost your health more.


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