Tips To Nurture Your Post-Tummy Tuck Surgery This Summer

February 29, 2024Tips To Nurture Your Post-Tummy Tuck Surgery This Summer

Abdominoplasty, or a “tummy tuck,” is a surgical operation that eliminates extra skin and fat from the abdomen. Additionally, it has the ability to strengthen muscles and repair weakened or separated muscles. While summer is a great season for most procedures, including tummy tuck surgery, the warmer temperature may present some challenges, particularly while you’re recovering.

Here are some tips to help you ensure your post-tummy tuck recovery goes smoothly this upcoming summer season.

Avoid Direct Sun Exposure

Ensuring proper sun protection is crucial, especially during the summer months, and becomes even more vital after undergoing plastic surgery. It is important to note that new skin tissue from a scar is delicate and more sensitive to sunlight than other skin. As such, be mindful of sun exposure on your new incision, as it can result in darkening that can affect the skin for a long time. 

Refrain From Swimming

Even as the incisions from your tummy tuck surgery have closed, the internal tissues and structures will continue to undergo a healing process. Swimming, although generally low-impact on the body, may still pose a risk to recent incisions and stitches. In addition, individuals who have undergone muscle repair during a tummy tuck procedure should refrain from engaging in any vigorous swimming or other activities that may exert pressure on their abdominal muscles.

Drink Water

It is crucial to drink a sufficient amount of water, particularly without any additives, following a tummy tuck procedure. For optimal health, a patient’s daily water intake should be eight 8-ounce glasses. Water consumption aids in the elimination of toxins and pain medication from the body. Additionally, it helps to reduce fluid retention, thereby minimizing swelling in the body. 

Drinking water helps to keep you cool during the summer months. Staying cool while you’re healing after surgery can help reduce any inflammation, discomfort, and swelling.

Aftercare Tips for Tummy Tuck Surgery in Houston, TX

Dr. Ravi Somayazula is a board-certified, Harvard-trained plastic surgeon dedicated to providing exceptional body contouring procedures, including tummy tuck surgery. To access the best aftercare tips or to learn more about tummy tuck surgery and other procedures, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ravi today by calling (281) 242-1061.

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