03 Jan Waist Management: Planning For Your Tummy Tuck
The holidays are finally over, and the cookies and treats are done being passed around – now, you can finally focus on planning for your tummy tuck. Tummy tuck surgery at John Park MD Plastic Surgery can be a life-changing procedure. It can not only enhance your appearance, but it can also boost your self-confidence. We know you’re excited and we’re excited for you, but before you get the contoured abdomen you so desperately want, there are a few things you need to do to prepare for your surgery.
Not like we really have to say it as it’s a given that smoking is bad for you regardless if you’re having surgery or not. However, it’s important that you refrain from smoking before your tummy tuck and then for a short time following your procedure. Smoking increases your risk for possible complications due to the restricted blood flow plus it slows down the healing process. Ideally, you should stop using any type of tobacco products six weeks before your scheduled tummy tuck and for a minimum of two weeks after.
Get Your Medications Sorted Out
You’ll need to provide Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. John Park with a list of all medications and supplements you’re taking, and this includes herbs and oils. If you’re on prescribed blood thinners, you’ll need to address this topic with your physician to prevent surgical complications. Aspirin and other NSAIDs should be avoided before your tummy tuck as they can create post-operative risks. If you need prescriptions filled, it’s a good idea to have it done before surgery so you won’t have to worry about filling them after your surgery during your recovery period. The less you have to worry about the better.
Take Care of Yourself By Eating Healthy
Just because you are having surgery to remove the extra skin and fat from your abdomen doesn’t mean you have a free ticket to eat anything and everything before your procedure. What you eat before and after surgery affects how your body will respond to the surgery and how you will heal. It is essential that you eat meals that are well balanced. Ensure you’re getting enough protein as it’s critical for proper healing, and try to avoid foods that will make you bloated or gassy.
A Contoured Midsection Is Just A Call Away – Contact Dr. John Park
If you’re ready to take the next step in your body contouring quest and have the tummy tuck, schedule a consultation at John Park MD Plastic Surgery. Preparation and planning are crucial to achieving successful results. Call Dr. John Park at (949) 777-6883 today!