Have you been considering a tummy tuck procedure, but remain concerned about recovery and downtime after surgery? If so, discomfort and the risk of complications can be significantly reduced by following your surgeon’s post-operative instructions.
Tummy tuck surgery — also known as abdominoplasty — is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, with some 125,000 surgeries performed every year. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, patients report significant improvements in self-esteem and quality of life after recovery. In fact, tummy tuck surgery has an exceptionally high rate of patient satisfaction.
Many abdominoplasty patients undergo the procedure to refine their midsection following childbirth. The removal of excess skin and fat in the abdominal region can produce dramatic results, which is why the procedure is sometimes performed as a part of a “mommy makeover”.
Depending on the extent of the treatment and techniques employed, abdominoplasty can be quite a complex procedure, with downtime ranging from one to several weeks. Board-certified plastic surgeons Gary D. Breslow, MD and Jordan P. Farkas of The Breslow Center in Paramus, New Jersey are mindful of your safety and satisfaction. Following their instructions is essential to the success of your surgery.
Here are 8 tummy tuck recovery tips to help you achieve optimal results.