If you have been thinking about getting a tummy tuck, there are a few important things you should know before you start searching for the right plastic surgeon.
Read this list of 9 things to consider before getting a tummy tuck to learn more.
1. You will need to make sure you are a good candidate for this procedure
Not everyone is a good candidate for a tummy tuck surgery. You need to be healthy, and you need to have reached your ideal weight. A plastic surgeon will help you determine if you are a good candidate.
2. Tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss
If you still have some weight to lose, a tummy tuck is not a good solution. You will need to exercise and to pay attention to what you are eating if you want to lose some weight. A liposuction could also help you.
3. Tummy tuck surgery will leave a scar on your body
A tummy tuck will leave a scar on your body, from hip to hip. It will be hidden below your panty line, but you still need to be aware that the procedure will leave a scar.
4. You will be in a lot of pain after the procedure
For the first few days after your tummy tuck surgery, you will be in a lot of pain. The medication prescribed by your plastic surgeon will help reduce the pain, but it will not make it disappear completely. Only time will do that.
5. You will need someone reliable to help you after the surgery
After your tummy tuck, you will not be able to take care of yourself like you usually do. If you have children, you will need to make sure someone will be there to take care of them, and to help you with daily activities.
6. You will need to take at least 2 weeks off from work
If you have a desk job, you will need to wait at least 2 weeks before you can go back to work. Before you go ahead with your tummy tuck, make sure you will be able to take enough time off from work.
7. Eating well will be important after the surgery
After your tummy tuck surgery, you will need to take good nutrition very seriously. You will need 3 meals each day, and each of them should include protein. Eating well will help you recover.
8. Your recovery will take a long time
Even if you eat well every day, you should still expect your full recovery to take a long time. The results of your surgery will keep improving for months, and it could take up to a full year before you are completely healed.
9. You will need to find the right plastic surgeon
You will need to find a certified, experienced tummy tuck surgeon. You also need to be sure you are choosing a plastic surgeon you can fully trust, and feel comfortable with.