For a dramatic abdominal transformation, few procedures compare with the tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty. This procedure removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area, tightens loose muscles, and recreates the appearance of a flat, tight tummy. Many men and women opt for this procedure after weight loss. It is also a common addition to a mommy makeover, a series of procedures that restore a pre-pregnancy appearance to the body. This guide will answer some of your biggest questions about recovery after a tummy tuck. For personalized advice, call and schedule your consultation with award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. Sajjadian.
Can I Walk Right After a Tummy Tuck?
You’ll be able to return home shortly after your tummy tuck to recover. Rest is definitely recommended, but Dr. Sajjadian also wants a bit of movement. Walking for a few minutes each hour can help to reduce your risk for deep venous thrombosis, or blood clots that develop in the legs. Try getting up and walking for about five minutes each hour after surgery. At first it may be uncomfortable so take it slowly. Moderation is key as you resume activity following surgery.
When Can I Exercise After a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a major surgery and will recover a recovery period before you can resume strenuous activities. Dr. Sajjadian will let you know when you’re able to resume exercise, but typically it takes about six weeks. Giving your body time to heal is essential for maintaining your best results.
How Much Work Will I Need to Miss for My Tummy Tuck?
We know that many patients are anxious to return to work after a tummy tuck. Most people are able to return to work in about two weeks. This varies depending on how your body heals and how strenuous your job is. Dr. Sajjadian can give you a better idea of what to expect during your consultation.
How Do I Maintain My Tummy Tuck Results?
We’re certain that you’re going to love your tummy tuck results. Maintain them so they’ll last. Dr. Sajjadian recommends that patients are at their ideal weight before surgery. Eat right and exercise to avoid significant weight gain after surgery. Future pregnancies or large weight fluctuations can reverse your tummy tuck results as well.
Take your tummy from flab to fab with a tummy tuck. If you’re in Southern California, Dr. Sajjadian is a top choice for all your plastic surgery needs. Call today!