A tummy tuck procedure is probably the most known cosmetic surgery in the world. The reason for this is generally associated with the number of overweight people living in the world. A tummy tuck involves the reconstruction of the abdominal area of the body to make it firm. Tummy tuck procedures are mostly safe and promise a real success. However, possible complications after tummy tuck procedures can sometimes be inevitable because of poor post-surgery care of the body. So, what to do after a tummy tuck? How should we spend the tummy tuck recovery period? Let’s take a look.
A tummy tuck is an invasive cosmetic surgery. Your excess fat cells are extracted with the help of liposuction first. These extracted fat cells can be used for other cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation, Brazilian buttocks lift, or penile augmentation.
After the liposuction procedure, your excess skin parts are removed and the remaining sides of your skin are sutured together. The whole tummy tuck procedure can mostly be performed in a single session.
You need to be so careful during the first days of recovery. The best thing that you can do is stay home and limit your body’s actions and movements. Almost every tummy tuck patient suffers from complications like inflammation and swelling. The more you move your body, the harsher complications you may suffer from.
Inflammation is caused when your body fluids can’t reach the areas under your skin. Your skin turns red and swelling comes after this complication. That’s why you should limit your movements as much as you can.
You need to stay away from water exposure for at least 4-5 days. After that you can partly expose your tummy tucked areas to water to clean it. No matter what happens, you should not expose your surgical area to sunlight!