Like most surgeries, abdominoplasty requires that patients take some downtime to allow their body to heal. However, downtime doesn’t have to be miserable. You could be surprised at how much of a difference these five unusual tips can make during your healing process.
1. Stock Up on Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoos can soak up oil, give your hair a volume boost and leave you smelling fresh and clean. Washing your hair can be a nuisance when you’re in recovery, not to mention that lifting your arms to massage your scalp in the shower might be uncomfortable.
2. Don’t Weigh Yourself for the First Month
Your body will be full of fluids for the first month or two after your surgery, and weighing yourself during this time can leave you feeling woefully discouraged. Remember that part of feeling great about your tummy tuck results is being patient while your body heals, not stressed.
3. Don’t Watch Comedies for the First Two Weeks
This may seem like an odd recovery tip, but many tummy tuck patients find that laughing can be painful for the first couple of weeks after surgery. If you happen to be a lover of comedies, try using an over-the-counter pain medication to manage any discomfort.
4. Have Cotton Granny Panties on Hand
You’ll want to be as comfortable as possible during recovery, so avoid wearing anything too tight or fancy. Additionally, if your incisions leak or you’re using post-surgical drains to collect fluid, it’s best to wear cheap underwear you won’t mind tossing after you’re done with them.
5. Stock Up on Your Favorite Magazines
Since you’ll be spending a lot of time in bed, make sure that you’ve got a good supply of entertainment beforehand. Magazines, books and movies will be your best friends as your tummy tuck results develop.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.