Now that your drainless tummy tuck is scheduled, it’s time to start preparing so you can get the best results possible. Keep these three key tips in mind in the weeks leading up to your procedure.
Do Your Homework
Knowing just what to expect at every step along the way—from what to wear on the day of your abdominoplasty to how much time you’ll need to take off work—can have a huge impact on your comfort and stress levels.
You should be able to find out all of this information from your plastic surgeon during your consultation and pre-surgery visit, but if a question comes up later, don’t hesitate to give his or her office a call.
Kick the Habit
Plan on taking two weeks off work to recover from your drain-free tummy tuck. If you’re a smoker, it’s crucial that you put all your efforts into kicking the habit, or at least putting it on hold for several weeks before and after your tummy tuck. Smoking can cause complications during surgery, as well as hinder your body’s ability to heal afterwards.
Prep for Recovery
Preparing for after your body contouring procedure is just as important as what you do to prepare beforehand. When you come home, you don’t want to have to worry about grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning or who’s going to take care of your kids or pets. Check all of these items off your pre-tummy tuck to-do list so you can get right to resting and relaxing.