my tt with lipo flanks. i'm super excited but how should i get my body ready? i usually excerise and i watch what i eat. Ive lost 50LBS and had 2 pregnancy.
What Should I Do to Prepare for my Tummy Tuck?
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Preparing for Tummy Tuck Surgery
Congratulations on the weight loss. A few specific things to do pre operative:
- If you need to lose some weight do so if possible
- if you need to stop smoking do so two weeks pre operative
- Stop taking any blood thinning medications a week pre operative (aspirin, Advil, Naprosyn, Aleve, fish oil)
- Shower the night before and the morning of surgery with Hibicleanse or antibacterial soap
Good luck with your procedure!
Preparation for your tummy tuck
Other than saying goodbye to your tattoo, you should eat well and take multivitamins. If you smoke, you must refrain for 4 weeks before and after surgery. Also, it is a good idea to fill your medications and make arrangements for transportation and assistance during your first week after surgery.
Preparation For Tummy Tuck
The most important thing in preparation for a tummy tuck or any elective aesthetic surgery is to be in the best health which is possible. This means most importantly to be smoke-free. Other important considerations are to have a normal blood pressure, to be at or near ideal body weight, and to be in good shape nutritionally. In diabetics, it is important to have a good Hb A1c.
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Preparing for a tummy tuck
First of all, get your support system lined up as you will need help for about 5 days from a very positive person (not a negative one!!). Then get your affairs in order, house cleaned, food stocked up, bills paid so there is no pressure during the recovery. Finally, stay healthy and do a mild bowel clean out the day before surgery so your colon starts out empty. Good luck you should get a nice result!
Tummy Tuck Preparation
Eat and lead a healthy lifestyle.
Stop smoking 4 weeks before surgery.
Stop taking blood thinners 2 weeks before surgery.
Take a multivitamin (without extra vitamin E) two weeks before surgery.
Best of luck!
Get diet and exercise in line first
Get healthy first and get your weight into a range in which you can maintain it easily post-op.
John Di Saia MD
Preparation for a tummy tuck
Train like you are planning on running a 1/2 marathon - lots of exercise and great nutrition and prepare your home like you are expecting a new baby. Get everything cleaned and organized and get some meals prepared and line up some help. Also, consider renting or borrowing a walker. I know this sounds pathetic but I recommend it to my tummy tuck patients on advice of one patient a few years ago that found it very, very helpful the first couple of weeks.
Lisa Lynn Sowder, M.D.
Preparing for surgery
There are many things that I routinely recommend for my patients to do is preparation for any cosmetic surgical procedure. One of the most important thing that you can do prior to your body contouring procedure is to reach your ideal goal weight and maintain it there. Apart from that, learn more about how to prepare for your upcoming operation by following the link below...
How to prepare for tummy tuck--Useful information.
Congratulations on your weight loss! Your excitement is evident, and wanting to do the right things will help you achieve your and your surgeon's best outcome! Make sure you don't diet excessively right before surgery--you need to have the proper nutritional building blocks for good healing. Exercise is OK right up to surgery, but again, use moderation so you aren't stiff and sore as you are trying to heal your abdominal musculature and lipo areas.
I've already answered this question in the "mommy makeover" section. You can read my recommendations in my answer: Do's and Don'ts the Day Before Surgery for Mommy Makeover? I hope this helps! Good luck and best wishes!
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