Four Things You Didn't Know About Getting a Tummy Tuck

If you are considering getting a tummy tuck, you should know some of the little-known facts behind the procedure. This can make you feel more confident and prepared for the surgery. Here are four things you probably didn't know about it.

  1. There Are Medical Benefits: What many people don't realize is that a tummy tuck can do more than just make you look great and feel more confident. For example, a tummy tuck can improve your core strength, which is important for the health of your back since your core is what supports it. Many people experience less bloating and better bladder consistency as well. 
  2. You Will Be Bent Over: When you have a tummy tuck done, you will need to take some time off work and adjust your sleeping habits. This is because, for the first few days, you will be bent over from the waist. This is because the skin is tightened and your body is going to need some time to adjust to the new tightness in the skin, so it won't be easy to sit up straight. For this reason, you should be sure that you have extra pillows that you can wedge between your legs and under your back when you sleep to help support yourself. 
  3. You Will Need Someone's Help: It's best to have a tummy tuck done when you know that you are going to have some support at home. You won't be able to reach things, and it will be difficult to move at all at least on the first day or two. For this reason, you either want someone to stock you up on food in your bedroom or have someone there to help you get to the bathroom and other areas of the house when you need it.
  4. Your Surgeon May Recommend Liposuction: On top of having your tummy tuck done, your surgeon may also suggest that you have a separate surgery for liposuction. This is because liposuction will redefine the area after you have the tummy tuck done. Liposuction works by grafting the excess fat that is left behind so that you see a better change in your tummy compared to if the fat were left to sit unnaturally against it. 

When you know these four things about getting a tummy tuck, you can be sure that you go into your surgeon's office with confidence that the surgery and recovery will be as smooth as possible and yield the best possible results. Talk to an organization such as Laufer Institute of Plastic Surgery for more information.