A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat to tighten the abdominal muscles. The surgery can also be used to correct muscle separation or other physical problems in the lower abdomen.
It’s important for people considering this surgery to know all of the risks involved before committing, but there are some things you can do beforehand that will help your body recover more quickly after your operation.
Preparation for a tummy tuck:
Drink plenty of fluids. It’s important to stay hydrated during your pregnancy and after your surgery, too. Dehydration is one major risk factor that can lead to more serious problems like nausea or vomiting following the procedure.
Just remember not to drink too much liquid at once as it could lead you to feel nauseous due to its effect on blood pressure levels in the body.
Eat healthy foods throughout your recovery period. You want to eat lots of fresh vegetables before and after the surgery because they contain antioxidants that help reduce inflammation caused by tissue damage and cardiovascular disease risks associated with poor diet choices. Your surgeon will also recommend eating high protein foods post.