Considering a tummy tuck? Chances are you’ve spent plenty of time online researching the procedure and looking for a qualified plastic surgeon. And, if you’re like the tummy tuck patients I see in Charlotte, N.C., you have questions about whether you need to do anything special before the surgery.
Being prepared before any type of cosmetic procedure is beneficial and can help to minimize the risk of complications and reduce any discomfort associated with recovery. During consultations with patients, I always provide detailed pre and post-op instructions to help you prepare for the surgery and your recovery process once you decide to move forward with your plans for a tummy tuck.
A few important pre-surgery ideas include:
A tummy tuck is often performed as part of a Mommy Makeover, so if you have young children at home you’ll also need to arrange for childcare. Part of the recovery for a tummy tuck is to avoid lifting anything heavy, and that includes small children. It can be helpful to plan ahead of time a few activities that you can do with your children while you are seated or resting. You’ll appreciate having the supplies on hand once you are home after surgery.
To learn more about tummy tuck surgery and what to expect after the procedure, contact our plastic surgery practice in Charlotte, N.C. to schedule a personal consultation. You can also see the results of tummy tuck surgeries I’ve performed in our before-and-after photo gallery.
For the highest quality care and results, book your consultation with Dr. Augenstein at Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte. We can’t wait to help you realize your best life.