TOP 5 TUMMY TUCK RECOVERY TIPS
#1: Eat a healthy, nutritious diet.
While it might be tempting to indulge in comfort food while you recover from abdominoplasty, your body actually needs the opposite in order to have the strength to heal. Choose nutritious foods such as fresh vegetables, fruits, avocados, nuts, whole grains, and lean proteins.
#2: Take gentle walks.
While strenuous exercise is off-limits after a tummy tuck, you are allowed to take gentle 20-30 minutes walks that can help support circulation and blood flow, which in turn helps with your healing process.
#3: Sleep at an angle.
As you recover, you will need to put as little pressure as possible on your abdomen. Therefore, the best position for your head is at an incline. You can use large, fluffy pillows to prop yourself up so you can remain semi-upright during the night.
#4: Support your recovery with compressive garments.
Compression garments are an excellent way to reduce some of the inevitable swelling that occurs after a tummy tuck procedure. The binder or girdle can help you to maintain your new, more sculpted body shape, even while you are asleep.
#5: Drink plenty of water.
Keeping well hydrated is mandatory after a surgical procedure, as it can help remove toxins from the body, keep you regular, and improve your chances at a smooth, stress-free recovery. Try to drink water consistently throughout the day. The suggested amount is eight 8-oz glasses per diem.