13th Jun 2016

shutterstock_389146567Have you been through one or many pregnancies that have affected how your body looks? Have you tried all sorts of dietary plans that left you with abdominal body fat that now is impossible to get rid of? If the answer is yes, you don’t have to worry anymore, as there is a solution to your problem. Of course, the solution is delivered by a plastic surgeon, and it comes in the shape of a tummy tuck!

When all alternative weight loss and remodeling methods fail, the only thing left for you to do is call to book an appointment to discuss the tummy tuck procedure.

While the tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery, it still has risks and potential complications, just like any other surgery. For example, the risk of seroma is increased after the tummy tuck. To prevent the accumulation of fluids (seromas) in the abdomen during the recovery process, the patient will need to wear drain tubes for a couple of days after the surgery. The drains remove liquids that accumulate in the area where the surgery was performed. Aside from their obvious role in preventing seromas from forming, the drains will ensure you have a recovery without negative events.

The drains for the tummy tuck procedure will be removed after a few days; they are not painful to wear, and patients do not mention any particular level of discomfort caused by the drains. Even if you don’t like how they look, it is important to know that the drains are vital to your recovery process. The good news is that you will only need to have them for a couple of days.

Once the drains are removed, it is time to start wearing the girdle, which will help reduce swelling and help you achieve an improved body contour with no imperfections.

During the healing process, it is not uncommon for the patient to feel a certain level of pain that is easy to control with specific medication, as well as swelling and bruising. The recovery process takes time and also patience. Allowing your body to recover at its own natural pace will ensure successful long-lasting results.

And since we mentioned the result of the tummy tuck, well, it can last forever—if you maintain it with the help of a proper diet and physical exercise routine at the gym. The tummy tuck in itself is not a prevention method; changing your lifestyle is essential if you never want to deal with unwanted abdominal fat again.

While starting exercise right after your tummy tuck procedure is not recommended, nor is it possible due to the drains and girdle, the doctor will advise you to resume physical activity as soon as possible to maintain the results of the tummy tuck. It will probably take at least a few weeks or a month before you are cleared for going back to the gym.


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