What to Expect after a Tummy Tuck

Those looking for a tummy tuck in Manhattan have been coming to Discreet Plastic Surgery for years. Dr. Daniel Kaufman and his staff are able to set you up with a consultation that will help you get ready before the procedure as well as learn what to expect after the abdominoplasty. Sure, you can expect to spend some time recovering and ultimately having a nicely contoured  midsection. Below are a few other things to expect during your recovery period.

 

  • Fatigue. During the first few days after your abdominoplasty in Manhattan you should expect to be tired. Grogginess is even more likely if you were sedated or under anesthesia during the procedure. During the first three or four days rest and relax as your body is fatigued from recovering. Limit movement to only brief walks to help with circulation.

 

  • Swelling. As with other cosmetic surgery, including a liposuction in Manhattan, swelling is to be expected following a tummy tuck. Use an ice pack on and off throughout the day to reduce swelling during the early stages of recovery. The true results of the tummy tuck will not be fully visible until this swelling goes down, which could be a week after the procedure. In some cases swelling takes longer to disappear completely.

 

  • Tenderness. Expect to feel some discomfort in the surgical area. Medication, either over-the-counter or prescription, will be able to help with this discomfort and will usually not be needed a week or two after recovery. Pain medication can lead to constipation so you should also look into getting stool softeners while taking the meds.

 

  • Bruises. During your tummy tuck in Manhattan fat tissue and skin is removed. This can lead to the rupture of blood cells which causes bruising. The mild discoloration you see from bruising will disappear in about a week after the procedure.

 

Your recovery depends on the type of tummy tuck procedure you have as well as the way you prepare for the procedure. Speak to Dr. Daniel Kaufman about the best ways to prepare for surgery and to help lay out a plan for you during a consultation session. By following the doctor’s advice you are more likely to have a successful surgery and a quick and comfortable recovery.

 

If you would like more information on tummy tucks or other cosmetic surgery call Discreet Plastic Surgery at (212)444-9095. One of Dr. Kaufman’s friendly staff will happily answer any of your questions and set you up for an appointment.