Getting a tummy tuck can be an exciting and wonderful experience. Many people who get the procedure done are very happy with results and so thankful that they did it. Before having a procedure done, there are a few things that you need to do to make sure that you are prepared for the procedure and able to have a quick and easy recovery.
The first thing that you need to do is make sure that you schedule enough time off work. You will not be able to do your normal activities, including taking care of your household obligations, for a few weeks. Two weeks is the minimum amount of time you need to take off from work. During the third week of recovery, you will only be able to work for a few hours a day. Many people do not want to miss a lot of time from work because they are fearful that they will lose their job or not be paid for the entire time they are off work. Giving your body the time it needs to recover is essential if you are going to be able to get the best results possible.
The next thing you need to do is be sure that you have enough people to help you during your recovery period following the tummy tuck. You will need someone to help take care of any children that live in your household, help take pets out when they need to use the restroom, and even help prepare food to make sure that you and your family stays well fed. Many people do not realize that they will be unable to do many things for the first few weeks. They assume that they have a fast healing body and do not need to listen to the advice that the doctor gives them. You need to give your body rest and realize that no matter how tough you think you are, you will need rest, relaxation, and time because they are the only ways your body will heal.
It is also essential for you to realize that the fatigue you will experience immediately following the surgery will last for many weeks after the surgery and recovery process. Many people think that they will only feel wiped out for about two weeks. This is not the case at all because your body will be recovering from a major surgery. It can take up to two months for your body to recover fully and for you to feel the energetic way you did before you had the procedure done. Your body will look great after the tummy tuck, however you will need to take it slow until you feel back to normal. You will look great, but still need to realize that pushing your body is not recommended and waiting to work out until you get approval from your surgeon is essential.