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The 1 Thing You Must Do for a Healthy Recovery from Abdominoplasty

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Although it’s a good idea to prepare before your procedure by doing a little homework, you should also prepare ahead of time for your recovery from abdominoplasty. Tampa patients who spend time and energy focusing on the healing process have an easier, healthier recovery.

Taking It Easy

In our society, there’s a lot of pressure to be constantly doing things and being productive. When something comes up, like recovering from an abdominoplasty, most Tampa locals feel like they should be up and about as soon as possible. The truth is, forcing your body to be active before it’s ready is a really bad idea. Your body needs time to just rest in order to heal properly. Surgery, and especially a fairly involved surgery like a tummy tuck, is a lot for your body to handle. Muscles have been stitched together, skin has been sutured or stapled, and fat has been removed. All of these things take some getting used to, and your body needs time to adapt.

Taking Time

In fact, time is the best healing agent around. Instead of pushing yourself to get better faster, instead try just relaxing and giving your body what it needs: time to rest, time to heal, and a lot of time to catch up on your sleep. By getting enough down time, your body will recover much more quickly than if you force yourself to get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible. Just remember, your body’s been through a lot with this surgery. Give yourself a break, and just get better.

3 Pretty Great “Side Effects” of a Tummy Tuck

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If you’re unhappy with excess skin or separated abdominal muscle tissue that don’t improve no matter how hard you work out, you might be thinking about getting a tummy tuck. This procedure can come along with a number of other benefits as well, which could explain why so many people get tummy tucks each year. Read More.

3 Questions Everyone Wants to Ask about a Tummy Tuck

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When planning your tummy tuck, it’s only natural to have lots of questions about the procedure and your expected results. Take a look at the answers to three frequently asked questions to help you find out all you need to know before your tummy tuck. 1. How Much Weight Will I Lose? Abdominoplasty and other Read More.

What Happens to Your Belly Button during an Avelar Tummy Tuck?

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While it’s probably easy to imagine the tighter, smoother contours that a tummy tuck could help you achieve, it might be a little more difficult to visualize what happens to your belly button after your tummy tuck.* Since this is a common question that many people ask before their Avelar tummy tuck, it can be Read More.

What’s an Avelar Tummy Tuck & Are You a Good Candidate?

If you’ve already started research your tummy tuck options, you may have come across information about a particular surgical technique called the Avelar tummy tuck. Use this as a guide to help you understand the differences between an Avelar tummy tuck and traditional abdominoplasty, and to see if you could be a good candidate for Read More.

3 Times in Your Life that May Be Right for a Tummy Tuck

Each year, hundreds of thousands of men and women around the country visit their cosmetic surgeons to get a tummy tuck. This body contouring procedure continues to grow in popularity, and for good reason. Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that can eliminate loose stomach skin, remove pockets of fat and strengthen Read More.

3 Procedures to Get Your Body Ready for Beach Season

Beach season is upon us, which may be cause for concern if you don’t love what you see in the mirror. If you dread hitting the beaches because you feel a swimsuit highlights your problem area, consider one of these procedures to ensure you feel sexy and confident by summer. 1. Breast Augmentation If having Read More.

3 Reasons to Include Liposuction with Your Tummy Tuck

Whether you’ve just celebrated achieving a substantial weight-loss goal, want to recover your pre-pregnancy waistline or just can’t seem to get the shape you want through diet and exercise alone, you’ve decided it’s time for a tummy tuck. But have you thought about combining it with liposuction as well? Besides the obvious advantage of looking Read More.

Tummy Tuck Timeline: When to Resume Your Workout

After surgery of any kind, proper recovery and plenty of downtime is invaluable. When a patient undergoes a tummy tuck, rushing back to the workplace or jumping into the gym can adversely affect the time it takes to heal and the overall results of a procedure. Following a personal tummy tuck timeline and easing yourself Read More.

3 Tips for an Easier Tummy Tuck Recovery

Updated December 2018 People who get tummy tucks give the procedure and results a resounding thumbs up. Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is the go-to surgery for individuals interested in getting rid of sagging, loose abdominal skin resulting from pregnancy or weight loss. There are several steps that tummy tuck patients can take for Read More.