A tummy tuck procedure can make an overweight person’s dreams come true. Actually, the reason for a tummy tuck procedure should not be excess weight because it is not a treatment for excess weight. Tummy tuck procedures are performed on those who failed to melt-out their excess weight on the abdominal area with natural methods. The tummy tuck is considered a safe cosmetic surgery by most experts but it’s still a cosmetic procedure and some complications should always be taken into consideration. There are a couple of do’s and don’ts after tummy tuck which you need to know if want a better and faster recovery.
A tummy tuck involves the extraction of the excess fat cells with the help of liposuction. After the fat removal procedure is completed, the excess skin pieces are removed. The skim is stitched and the patients should rest at home for at least a week. A tummy tuck is mostly a safe cosmetic procedure if patients take care of their bodies very well.
After a tummy tuck, the first you need to do is to watch what you eat and drink during your healing. Your wounded tissue on the abdominal area needs to recover itself with reconstructive foods. Besides, you will need lots of water during the early days of recovery because it will speed up your recovery.
If you do not want visible scars on your abdominal area, you should not expose your tummy tucked sites to sunlight during the early days of recovery. Your wounded tissue is still healing and you are not supposed to let sunlight hit the surgical area unless you apply sunscreen to it. In some cases, scars may be inevitable because of skin type or color.
Loss of sensation is a possible complication seen after tummy tuck procedures. It may take a long time to leave your body but it goes away sooner or later.