5 Essential Things to Do When Preparing for a Tummy Tuck

Chance, they say, favors the prepared. When it comes to plastic surgery, patients who sufficiently prepare for the procedure of their choice will most likely get the outcomes they want. Here at our Pottsville tummy tuck practice, a personalized surgical plan will be provided based on cosmetic goals, preferences, and current lifestyle. While pre-operative instructions will vary from one person to another, the following list will surely help make your life easier during and after the procedure: 

  • Take the time off from work or school and make sure to notify the people who will be most likely affected of your absence. Give yourself enough time to fully recover.

  • Prepare your house for your recovery. Make sure that you enough supply of food (that is if no one is around to do grocery for you), ice packs, and other recovery aids. Fill in prescriptions in advance.

  • If you have children, arrange for someone to look after them during and after the surgery. In addition, you might also want to make sure that someone will be looking after you, too.

  • Stick to a good nutritional plan that will help you heal quickly. Consider eating mostly from whole food sources and avoid the highly processed food items at all cost. You might want to consult a nutritionist or dietician to help you meet your nutritional requirements.

  • Limit your alcohol intake and quit smoking. Both habits, with special emphasis on smoking can significantly delay healing and may contribute to potential complications post-surgery such as infection and pneumonia. 

If you’d like to learn more about how to effectively prepare for a tummy tuck here at our practice, call us at (570)622-2900 or fill out this contact form to schedule an initial consultation today. We look forward to your visit!


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