When can I hit the beach after a tummy tuck?

July 12, 2012 Comments Off

If you have a tummy tuck procedure, chances are you can't wait to show off your newly-flat stomach, and what better place to do so than the beach? Although you may be eager to debut your svelte physique, heading out before you're fully recovered can be bad idea, so be sure to give yourself enough time for everything to heal.

A patient's tummy tuck recovery time varies from person to person and is largely dependent on their overall health before surgery. However, you can reasonably expect to miss about one to two weeks of work after the procedure and most experts say you'll see your full results in several weeks time, according to DocShop.com

There are ways to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible and have you back at the beach in no time. For starters, you should wear the compression garments the surgeons provides because they help tissue and skin adjust to your new abs. Additionally, making sure you stay hydrated and following a diet low in sodium are key to reducing swelling and speeding up the healing process.

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