Here’s an article dealing with the abdominoplasty recovery period, and providing you some tips pertaining to the same. Have a look…
In recent times, a complete makeover is the most effective method to gain an entirely new and astonishing look. For this purpose, cosmetic surgeries are in vogue! Abdominoplasty is one of these cosmetic surgeries, that intends to remove excess fat, wrinkled skin, thereby modifying your tummy dimensions and making you look in shape. Large tummy, belly fat and alike, have become common problems in the modern world and therefore abdominoplasty is the easiest and most effective method of getting rid of ugly belly fat. Many people plan to undergo an abdominoplasty surgery in the near future, and therefore are eager to know about the recovery time. Dealing with a person’s abdominal part is not a joke and therefore the surgery of abdominoplasty is quite complicated and long running.
Abdominoplasty is a quite complex procedure and also takes a long time to complete. However, I have explained it in simple words. Here’s how the abdominoplasty procedure is carried out.
- The first step is to prepare an incision, above the pubic area, between the hips. The next incision is made in order to release the navel from the skin present around it.
- In the next step, the abdominal skin is separated (create a flap) from the abdominal wall. This enables the surgeons to see the muscles that are supposed to be tightened.
- The excess skin is removed out from the body and then the skin flap is closed.
- The navel is restitched into its original place and then the remaining stitches are stitched and further, extraneous liquid matter is removed out.
There have been many assumptions, researches and relevant studies pertaining to the exact recovery time after an abdominoplasty surgery. However, it has been observed that the recovery period varies from person to person and depends upon the person’s ability to recover from surgeries.
On an average, the recovery time for abdominoplasty is somewhere around two to three weeks. But, this demands complete bed rest, without rigorous activities. It is quite possible that the person might get tired of this continuous rest and would start feeling lethargic. After 5 – 6 weeks, one can resume the routine activities, however he/she should not strain the stomach too much. After this stage, one can probably start with sport activities and other heavy activities. But, consult your doctor regarding the time you can start off with the normal day-to-day activities.
You can lessen the recovery period by following all the important post surgery care tips given by your surgeon or doctor. The recovery tips include the points mentioned below.
- After the surgery, the patient must start walking short distances, as soon as possible. Along with this, light intensity non aerobic exercises should also be performed. This would avoid tiredness and lethargy.
- Consuming all the prescribed medications from time to time also forms an important part of quick recovery.
- Draining the excess fluid that accumulates between the skin flap and the muscle is also an important activity. During the operation, surgeons place a silicone tube in the stomach to drain this fluid. It is necessary for the patient to measure the quantity of this liquid and then drain it. This is actually a preventive measure against abdominal infections.
- Ample bed rest is also a significant point to be remembered. Take rest as much as possible, as this would help in reducing the recovery time.
To look good in the future, you need to follow all the above recovery tips. This would not only ensure a healthy recovery, but also decrease the time needed for it as well up to some extent.