Reducing Recovery and Scars After Surgery in our Tummy Tuck New York City Centers

Patient Guide to Abdominoplasty Recovery and Tummy Tuck ScarsFacing the prospect of surgery is quite exciting, but also can cause a bit of anxiety for some. In order to ease the road to the results you have long desired to see, we have prepared a guide to help you through the tummy tuck recovery process.

We have found that our abdominoplasty NY patients feel far less anxious about their treatment when they know what to expect not only during their procedure, but after, as well.

Procedure Day Protocol in our Tummy Tuck New York City Facility

On the day of treatment in our abdominoplasty NY facilities, patients will receive either general or local anesthesia before the procedure is performed. General anesthesia is the type that results in full sleep.

As such, the patient will feel groggy and possibly a bit nauseous for a few hours following surgery. Chills and tremors may also occur. To feel as comforted as possible, a patient may bring his or her own blanket to cover up with on the car ride home.

It is also wise to have a small, clean trash receptacle in the car just in case the patient becomes sick on the way home from our surgical center. It goes without saying that the patient will not be able to drive himself or herself home after surgery.

Abdominoplasty Recovery at Home

Although patients will be well enough to return home the same day treatment has been received in our abdominoplasty NY surgery center, he or she must plan on at least 24 hours of at-home bed rest. If possible, the ideal situation is that there will be a friend or relative who can act as caretaker during this time.

Because prescription pain medication is a part of the abdominoplasty recovery process, and this medication can produce grogginess, having another person to facilitate trips to the bathroom ensures the patient’s safety and well-being. A caretaker can also make sure that medications are taken as prescribed, well before the patient may feel discomfort set in.

The key to abdominoplasty recovery is to reduce stress on the body. This comes from plenty of rest, first and foremost. There is no need to rush back into daily activities. Hole up at home for a few days. Enjoy some movies, a good book, or low-key time with the family.

A healthy menu for optimal abdominoplasty recovery with less swelling after tummy tuck includes foods that are low in sodium, and drink plenty of water throughout each day. With this combination of stress-free activity and a healthy diet, the body is allowed to rest and rejuvenate.

Minimizing Scars After Surgery in our Abdominoplasty NY Centers

Cosmetic procedures are desirable for their body enhancing capabilities. Dealing with the tummy tuck scars that are a part of the procedure, therefore, becomes an important aspect of healing. While it may not be possible to see scars completely eliminated, there are ways to minimize their appearance through early care.

Fortunately, caring for tummy tuck incisions is pretty simple, to include:

  • Wear compression garments as directed
  • Reduce swelling by avoiding sodium-rich foods
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Apply some sort of wound cream to incisions as soon as your surgeon gives the ok

The effects of weight gain can be long lasting. Through the tummy tuck procedure, either with or without liposuction, the mid-section can once again become a part of your body that you love. For more information, or to schedule your free consultation, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York in Long Island or Manhattan.

*The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and before starting a new diet or exercise program. There may be additional post-op instructions and warnings for the procedure you have had done. Please be sure to get this complete list from our staff and do not rely solely on the information provided on this page.

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