10 Feb

When Is the Right Time for a Tummy Tuck?

The decision to get a cosmetic surgical procedure like a tummy tuck is not one that you make lightly. Once you have decided that you need or want this procedure, it is important to make sure that you choose the appropriate timing to have it done. Here’s what you need to know to choose the right time for a tummy tuck.

After Diet and Exercise

It is important that you wait to get a tummy tuck until you have achieved a healthy weight and tried to tone your abdomen using diet and exercise. Although a tummy tuck is a great procedure for ridding yourself of excess skin and unwanted fat, it is not a replacement for diet and exercise in toning your body and losing weight. 

When You Can Take Time Off Work

You will need to be able to take some time off work for your tummy tuck recovery. You may still have drains in place for the first few days, and you’ll have a follow up appointment to have them removed. For this reason, it is a good idea to take at least a week off from work. If you work a strenuous job, you will need to take more time off or go back with restricted duties.

Results in Time for Summer

It is important to remember that recovery from a tummy tuck takes at least six weeks, although results may vary. During that time, you will have to wear a binder across your abdomen to prevent swelling and fluid retention. You will also need to refrain from strenuous activity, including work duties and exercise, until the six weeks is up. 

If you want your results and recovery to be achieved before summer, now is the best time to schedule your tummy tuck. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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