There are a lot of people in and around Birmingham that have considered abdominoplasty at some point in their life.
However, many are put off by the daunting thought of what is involved and how their body will recover from it.
Abdominoplasty, more commonly referred to as a ‘tummy tuck’ is the cosmetic surgical procedure involving surgery on or around the stomach region.
Surgery can include one or multiple methods to make the stomach look more firm, flat and thinner. This is achieved by making incisions, removing excess skin and fat, and tightening the stomach muscles.
The results of a tummy tuck sound very appealing, especially when it can reduce and eliminate a saggy and loose appearance of the midriff – often as a result of a life changing experience such as pregnancy or weight loss.
Therefore, we have compiled a short list with helpful tips from patients who have previously undergone tummy tuck surgery.
These tips can help bring peace of mind if you are unsure about surgery and bring clarity to some unknown questions you may have floating around your head.
Common queries relating to abdominoplasty include; how do you sleep, does it hurt and how do you go to the toilet.
Read on for answers to these common questions spoken by patients for patients, along with other tips and advice.
After your abdominoplasty procedure, you will be provided with an aftercare plan and advice on what you can and can’t do. Showering or partial showering is one thing that is best left for a few days if possible, so that you provide yourself with the best chance possible at immediate recovery. In procedures that require a drain, it can sometimes be difficult to manoeuvre this when taking a shower, so if you feel you need to have one, make sure someone is on hand to assist you.
Tummy tuck patients often report feelings of discomfort and pain when squatting down. This can often make going to the toilet difficult and a chore. However, investing in a toilet booster seat can help raise the height of the toilet so that minimal squatting is required during a visit to the toilet. Adult toilet boosters can be purchased from retail stores and businesses that specialise in elderly and disabled who may be less mobile and require assistance in this area.
If you are worried about the prospect of abdominoplasty or would like to know more tips and advice, contact us today for a friendly chat on 0800 007 5860. We are always happy to help patients get peace of mind and ensure you feel as comfortable as possible before, during and after your surgery. Please visit: https://www.birminghambeautyclinic.co.uk/tummy-tuck-surgery-birmingham/