After abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, swelling is part of recovery, with the majority going down after two months. However, in some cases, swelling can last up to six months after the procedure. When recovery begins, it is essential to follow the post-op instructions provided by your plastic surgeon. These additional tips can help minimize swelling after your tummy tuck and make your recovery time a little more bearable.
Wear Your Compression Garment
After your tummy tuck procedure, your plastic surgeon is likely to recommend wearing a compression garment. While wearing this garment may seem uncomfortable at first, the mild pressure it applies to your abdomen helps to reduce swelling and aids in the healing process.
Many women choosing breast augmentation are looking for larger breasts. However, size is not always the main reason for breast augmentation. Some clients are simply looking to improve their cleavage.
People believe that larger implants will automatically deliver the lines and lift they desire. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Factors such as body structure, implant profile and placement affect how breast implants can give you cleavage.
Your Body Structure Plays a Role
When meeting with a breast augmentation surgeon, they will evaluate your body structure, including your chest wall and current nipple placement. When looking to improve cleavage, they must evaluate the width of your sternum (breastbone), the shape of your chest wall and where your nipples naturally sit.