Cosmetic surgery can be life-changing, but you have to get through recovery first. This is especially true for tummy tucks, a major abdominal surgery involving the muscles, skin and other tissues.
While recovery is the longest stage in the cosmetic surgery process, it is also the most rewarding as you see your results gradually being revealed. To help you get there faster, here are some simple tricks for how to speed up tummy tuck recovery.
Focus on Your Diet
Focus on protein-rich lean meats as well as healthy fats, which will help your skin recover. Be sure to consume lots of leafy greens for their nutrients, and also focus on fiber, as constipation is common after surgery.
With the right approach, tummy tuck recovery can go by faster.
While walking is a key part of healing quicker after a tummy tuck, pushing your limits could result in injuries that delay healing. Start with short distances and steadily increase how far you walk each day. If you are planning your surgery in the winter, consider investing in a treadmill.
Wear Compression Garments
Tummy tucks cause quite a bit of swelling, so compression garments are needed to keep this to a minimum. Doing so can also help you heal quicker after your tummy tuck. Dr. Castellano will recommend specific garments that will suit you best at your consultation.
Of course, the best advice to follow is given to you directly by your cosmetic surgeon. To learn more about tummy tuck recovery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Castellano. Call our Tampa office at 813-872-6093 or visit our contact page.