An abdominoplasty is a procedure that flattens your abdomen by removing extra fat and skin and tightening muscles in your abdominal wall. This surgical procedure is also known as a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck is a major surgical procedure that will require weeks to heal. The technique includes an incision, running from hip to hip. Patients should expect their recovery to take two to three weeks.
How safe is Abdominoplasty?
Like any surgery, a tummy tuck has risks. These include bleeding, infection, and complications from anaesthesia. In general, this is a very safe procedure.
Does the procedure hurt?
At the beginning, you will be fatigued, swollen and sore. It is normal to have pain during these first several days, although this will steadily improve. It is vital to allow yourself time to focus on rest and healing for at least two weeks.
What to avoid before your procedure?
- Do not Omit Health Details During Your Liposuction Consultation.
- Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.
- Avoid Smoking Prior to Surgery.
- Approximate recovery after liposuction is as follows:
- Bruising and mild swelling is normal
- Aching and throbbing is normal
- When you shower or bathe keep incisions dry
- Your surgeon will require you to wear a compression garment after surgery to control swelling and decrease bruising. Compression garments will assist with the shaping of your results.
- You will probably also have to take some antibiotics to prevent infection.
- Maintain a Healthy Diet. Right after the procedure, it is important to drink plenty of liquids to stay well hydrated.
Avoid staying stationary, taking blood thinners, vigorous exercise, and spending a long time in the bath.