Tired of the excess weight around the middle that doesn’t seem to respond to diet or exercise? Or maybe you’ve lost the extra pounds but have been left with loose skin as a result? No matter your reason for considering a tummy tuck in Pompano Beach, you likely have a lot of questions before committing to surgery. One we often receive is about the downtime necessary after a tummy tuck. Here’s what you need to know!
How Much Downtime Is Necessary After a Tummy Tuck in POmpaNo Beach?
How long your recovery period extends depends on several factors. Typically, most patients can resume most normal activities and return to work after about 14 days following a mini-tuck. However, the extent of your surgery, the rate at which your body heals, and how well you care for yourself post-procedure affect that timeline.
After about six weeks, your body will likely be out of the recovery period, and you can resume strenuous activity such as heavy lifting – as long as your surgeon says it’s okay. At this time, you likely won’t have to wear the compression garment any longer.
Be sure to keep any follow-up appointments you have, so your provider can make sure you’re ready to head back to your normal lifestyle.
How Can You Help Make the Recovery Process as Easy as Possible?
Be sure to follow all post-op instructions your cosmetic surgeon provides, especially for wound care. Clean your incisions properly, and be sure to get plenty of rest. Life doesn’t stop just because you had surgery, and it can be tempting to try to get things done. But, try to avoid this, and enlist the help of others while you heal.
Stay hydrated, and reduce or eliminate intake of inflammatory foods and beverages. This includes caffeinated drinks. If you are a smoker, you may have already quit for surgery. Maintain your status as a non-smoker.
Want a Complimentary Consultation for a Tummy Tuck in Pompano Beach? Make This Call Today!
Learn more about downtime and post-op instructions from skilled cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Rosenstein during a free consultation! To book yours, call us at 561-736-9800 today!