Preparing For A Tummy Tuck Procedure

You may be reading this because you have booked an appointment with a surgeon to undergo a tummy tuck procedure, and are now wondering how well prepared you are for it. A tummy tuck is recommended for stubborn abdominal fat that won't budge no matter how many diets you undertake or exercises you do. Your doctor should have already spoken to you about considering a tummy tuck as your last option. If you still have not sort out other alternatives, you are encouraged to do so before you choose to have a tummy tuck.

This kind of procedure is major as it involves the removal of excess abdominal fat, as well as tightening of your abdominal muscles.

During Surgery

The surgery involves removing stubborn excess fat, and retightening of your abdominal muscles. Because each case is different, the surgeon will need to customize the surgery to meet your specific needs. Ideally, it is ideal that your doctor gets to examine the areas in question before you are booked for surgery. A licensed plastic surgeon, will help you identify the various options you have in relation to getting your tummy fat reduced. This way, armed with the right knowledge, you will be able to choose the best method that will give you the results you want.

It will not be of any help if you have a successful surgery, only for you to 'celebrate' your tummy fat loss by going on an unhealthy diet spree. Your results may not be permanent if you do not combine them with the right diet and exercise that will keep your overall body fat within healthy levels.

Complications that May arise

With any medical procedure, some side effects are normal. With a tummy tuck, you should expect some degree of swelling which may vary depending on the intensity and the size of the operation site. Your doctor will prescribe some painkillers to help with the pain that you are going to experience for a few days after the surgery. You may experience some discomfort and a twinge of pain here and there, even months after the procedure. However, this can be handled with the proper care. You should also expect to experience bruising, which will go down in a couple of days; as well as general fatigue. Depending on the strength of the anesthetic used, you may experience some numbness several hours after the surgery. This will wear off after some time.

There have been cases of patients suffering from infection, excess bleeding or blood clots following the surgery. This is rare, but is known to happen especially when the incision site is not well taken care of post operation.

You should expect to have a surgical scar that may not disappear entirely, even after healing. Your doctor may give you some creams to apply to help reduce the appearance of the scar. You can also opt to use Vitamin E oil which helps in preventing scarring and promotes tissue healing.

Dr. Kourosh Tavakoli is a leading expert in plastic surgeries, having conducted numerous successful surgeries. He understands the importance of learning about emerging trends in the industry, and hence is always learning and applying new skills. Call him today for your appointment or visit http://www.drtavakoli.com.au/procedures-abdominoplasty/ and make your enquiry.

This article was published on 21 Jul 2016 and has been viewed 479 times
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