Be Prepared mentally for a Tummy Tuck Surgery

As in any other types of plastic surgeries, you should prepare yourself mentally for a tummy tuck surgery. This is crucial for you. Because you do not have a surgery for the wrong reasons. Being stressed about the surgery to a point which can lead to severe tension can disrupt your healing process.That is why, you should take the time to go through your reasons beforehand.

Also, keep in your mind that tummy tuck involves anesthesia administration. Anesthesia can have an effect on your emotions. By being mentally ready, you can manage your recovery after having anesthesia to be short and smooth.

What is the down time for a tummy tuck?

Being the one of the most popular plastic surgeries, tummy tuck is considered to be a major procedure. One of the reasons it is considered to be a major one is due to anesthesia administration.  

In general, patients require between 2 – 3 weeks after getting a tummy tuck.  At the beginning, you will be feeling tired, sore and swollen.

During your recovery, it is normal to feel moderate pain. This is completely normal. That is why you should use your prescribed medication as instructed for pain management.

Also, keep in mind that you should avoid any tiring physical activities for 4 – 6 weeks in order to be fully recovered.

How should I get out of bed after Surgery?

There are series of steps you should take after your tummy tuck surgery. When you take these steps, you will be able to recovery from your tummy tuck more easily and smoothly. Implementing these steps can help you to protect the operation results from negative effects. Knowing how should you get out of bed post-operation is also essential.

First of all, you should not make sudden movements when getting up. Thus, start with rolling onto your side. Then, you should gently raise your body sideways without putting a pressure on your area of operation.