Getting a tummy tuck in Manhattan is a great way to put the finishing touches on achieving the fit and trim midsection of your dreams. In most cases there is still lingering fat and loose skin even after a strict regimen of diet and exercise, which is where abdominoplasty is helpful. By following a few key pieces of advice, you can have a tummy tuck that gets you the results you desire with the easiest recovery possible.
As with all procedures, you will want to be sure to pick the right surgeon for your Manhattan abdominoplasty. You should be able to discuss your goals with the surgeon and get expert advice on what results you should realistically expect from the procedure. Remember, a tummy tuck can have great results but it is not meant to be a primary weight loss tool.
Before the procedure you will want to reach a stable target weight. Typically, the best results are achieved in patients who have been able to reach and maintain a stable target weight prior to the procedure. “Yo-yo dieting” before or after the procedure can have a negative impact on the results.
For the best possible recovery period, you will need to plan ahead. This includes recruiting people to help you as you rest and recover. Simple household chores, childcare, and meal preparation are all areas where you will need assistance. Your body needs time to rest, relax, and recover, so do not be afraid to enlist help.
Although you may want to see the results of the abdominoplasty the minute you get home, you should expect swelling. Swelling can last several weeks, so do not be surprised if you do not have your dream body right away. Also, your surgeon might recommend a compression garment to wear during recovery. Make sure you follow the surgeon’s advice and wear the garment as recommended.
Lastly, as you recover do not rush back into any activities. You may want to get back to your usual exercise regimen or feel like you are well enough to begin doing chores around the house, but make sure not to do anything before it is cleared by your doctor. By resting and sticking to a good meal plan your tummy tuck recovery should be easy and stress-free.
For more information on a Manhattan tummy tuck, do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Daniel Kaufman, who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Our friendly staff will happily answer any questions or schedule a consultation. Call (212) 444-9095 or (718) 705-9025 today.