Tummy Tuck Healing
Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that provides both aesthetic and practical benefits. Tummy tuck patients have usually achieved significant weight loss or have given birth to one or more children and wish to restore a lean, toned midsection. Healing from a tummy tuck surgery requires adequate recovery time. A smooth abdominoplasty recovery will give you better tummy tuck results.
It is important for patients to understand that in order to ensure a successful procedure and recovery, extensive preoperative planning is essential. Tummy tuck recovery in Denver will involve very specific instructions from Dr. Serota that should be followed closely.
A tummy tuck almost always involves the removal of excess skin, fat and other tissue, along with the tightening of the underlying abdominal muscles. It requires both internal and external healing.
During your pre-op consultation with Dr. Serota, you should be prepared to discuss your medical history as well as any medication and supplement regimen in great detail. Both of these aspects have to be reviewed in order to assess your risk of developing potentially dangerous blood clots and bleeding excessively during surgery. If you use tobacco, you will be expected to stop nicotine intake of all kinds at least three months prior to surgery, and continue to abstain during the recovery period.
Depending on the extent of your surgery, you can expect to spend anywhere from three days to a week or more with limited, minimal physical activity. You certainly will not be bed ridden during this time, but you will be expected to avoid activity that is more strenuous than walking very short distances. You will also have to take very special care to avoid placing any strain on your incisions.
Gaining an understanding of the entire abdominoplasty process from pre-operative planning to full recovery can play an important role in the success of the surgery. This knowledge can help you feel confident in your decision to undergo body contouring and help you play an active role in achieving the best possible results and long-term satisfaction with your refined midsection. If you would like more information about tummy tucks in Denver, contact Advanced Cosmeticu Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or serotamd.com to schedule a consultation.