If you’re considering a tummy tuck with Dr. Max Pekarev, you’re likely curious about the recovery process as well. After all, this is one of the most important aspects of tummy tuck surgery. It’s important to know how you can recover well to ensure a safe and complication-free recovery process.
We know you want to see your final results as quickly as possible, so Dr. Max Pekarev is providing a few recovery tips you can follow after a tummy tuck.
This is the number one tip Dr. Max Pekarev recommends after a tummy tuck. Rest truly does a body good, especially when you’re recovering from major surgery. It may be difficult to think about laying low and taking it easy for a few weeks, but your results and overall health will depend on the rest you get. To take some of the stress off, start enlisting the help of others before your surgery day. Let friends and family help with your daily responsibilities.
Ask for Help
Speaking of friends and family, you may need their help for more than giving you time to rest. If you have small children, you’ll need help caring for them. You won’t be able to lift anything over 10 pounds for at least a week, so that means you won’t be able to pick up your children either. You’ll also need help around the house with chores and meal preparation. Understand that this is part of the tummy tuck process and asking for help will, in turn, help you get the results you want.
Take Your Pain Medication As Prescribed
Before your surgery day, Dr. Max Pekarev will provide you with a prescription for pain medication. Be sure to have it filled at your local pharmacy before your big day. This will allow you to have it on hand when you arrive home so that you won’t miss a scheduled dose. For the first day or two, be sure to stay on a regular schedule so you don’t end up in a lot of discomfort. Remember, it’s easier to stay ahead of pain than it is to catch up with it.
Don’t Exercise Until You’ve Been Cleared by Dr. Max Pekarev
Even if you live an active lifestyle, it is important that you abstain from exercise until Dr. Max Pekarev has given you the okay to get back to the gym after your tummy tuck. Even when he fully releases you, he will require you to start slow and work your way back to your previous routine.
Finally, Do Not Use Tobacco Products
We know that you know tobacco products are bad for your overall health. But did you know that their use before and after tummy tuck surgery could complicate your procedure and recovery process by restricting blood flow to the areas that you’ll need it most? Be sure to let Dr. Max Pekarev know if you’re a smoker and be sure to quit at least two weeks before and two weeks after your tummy tuck. If you need help quitting, he can recommend you to a smoking cessation program.
Have More Questions About the Recovery Process After a Tummy Tuck? Call Dr. Max Pekarev Today!
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