6 Month Guide to Planning a Tummy Tuck
Tummy Tuck Dubai | 5 July 2020
An abdominoplasty, better known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that requires careful planning and meticulous follow-up care for the best results. Knowing the steps to take before your abdominoplasty will ensure a better recovery process.
Ideally, you’ll have several months in advance to prepare for your tummy tuck surgery. I recommend most individuals give themselves a full six months to prepare, giving them time to find the right surgeon, achieve or maintain their ideal weight and get a plan for aftercare in place.
Some people may not need the full six months of prep before their surgery, and that’s okay. You’ll still want to make sure that you’ve taken sufficient time to research, plan and prepare. The better prepared you are for the big day of surgery, the better your results will be. Use the information below as your guide to planning your tummy tuck.
4-6 months before tummy tuck surgery
As soon as you start thinking about a tummy tuck, it’s time to get serious about your diet and exercise habits. Eating well, drinking more water and staying active should be your focal point. If you smoke, start the process of quitting and limit your alcohol intake if you drink. These two factors can affect the way your body heals and fights off infection. Stress management is also a good thing to implement as chronic stress can affect your health and immune response.
4 months before tummy tuck surgery
By this time, you should be closing in on your ideal weight and fitness level. This is going to help me to evaluate your candidacy for surgery and also puts you in a good position to recover quickly. Around 4 months before you want to have surgery, you should begin scheduling consultations and meeting with me.
3 months before tummy tuck surgery
During your third month of preparation, after you’ve booked surgery, you should be scheduling leave from work, making arrangements for child and animal care and setting up your support system to help with transportation and care during the post-surgery recovery phase. This is something you and I will discuss and prepare for. By now, you should completely quit smoking. You are continuing with your health and wellness regimen and hopefully feeling great about life and excited for the transformation ahead.
1 month before tummy tuck surgery
The last few weeks before your surgery should be used to stock up on supplies needed for recovery and finalizing the details of your procedure. Staying as comfortable as possible in the initial stage of recovery is going to be your ultimate goal for home care, so now is the time to begin assembling your supplies. I will provide you with a list of supplies to buy.
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