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Tips For A Quick Recovery After A Tummy Tuck MARK A. SCHUSTERMAN, MD, FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Texas Surgical Society Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

Many people hesitate undergoing a tummy tuck as they think it requires a long and uncomfortable recovery period. Little do they know that there are various steps they can follow to enjoy the beautiful results of a relatively smooth and stress-free tummy tuck recovery.

Tips for Tummy Tuck Recovery

First of all, you should plan ahead for the surgery. This way you needn’t worry about never-ending daily chores during your recovery period. This means you have to stock your freezer and keep a stock of takeout menus on hand so that you need not worry about cooking during your tummy tuck surgery recovery. Have a housekeeper help with household duties and ask friends or family to care for pets and children.

Have a clear schedule during your recovery from a tummy tuck

The next thing you have to do is clear your schedule. Remember that a tummy tuck in Houston, TX or an abdominoplasty is a surgery wherein you have to give your body time to heal. This means you have to clear your schedule and make way for time to spend relaxing, catching up on your pending reading and watching movies. In a nutshell, you have to clear your schedule so that you have enough time to spend taking it easy, and focusing on recovering after the surgery.

Opting for a drain-free tummy tuck surgery can also help quicken your recovery after tummy tuck. Traditionally, a tummy tuck requires the use of messy and unpleasant drains after the surgery. However there is now a better option for you in the form of a drain-free tuck.

A unique stitching technique is used after the surgery wherein there is no need for any posts-surgical drains in 99% of the patients. This procedure gives the benefit of a faster and more comfortable recovery and the use of liposuction in Houston for fine tuning your waistline.

Follow your doctor’s instructions

Last, but not least, it is important that you follow your doctor’s prescriptions and instructions for diet and light exercise for the recovery phase. The medicine not only makes the recovery faster, but also reduces the possibility of any infection.

Make sure you wear the compression garment your plastic surgeon advises; it not only helps ‘shape’ your abdomen, but also helps treat the scars and swelling. Do not exert yourself as the more rest you take for the first few days after the surgery, the faster is the recovery and the better are the results of the surgery. Do not return to work until your doctor advises you to do so.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

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