For people with excess abdomen skin or stubborn stomach fat due to weight loss, pregnancy, or just age, a tummy tuck can be the cosmetic surgery to get your stomach back. Also known as an abdominoplasty, a Miami tummy tuck targets loose skin and weakened muscles to give patients a flatter and tighter stomach.
Tummy tuck how does it work
The surgeon makes an incision at the bottom of the abdomen then sews the muscles together so that they are tighter. This is ideal for patients who have had babies. Once the muscles are tightened, the surgeon pulls the skin down to make it look tighter. After the skin is positioned correctly, the excess skin is removed.
Sometimes the surgery can involve liposuction to get rid of stomach fat. Because the surgery can be extensive, it’s important for patients to follow post-operative instructions. To further ensure a healthy recovery there are other steps patients can take.
Reduce bloating and inflammation
Patients can take vitamin A and vitamin C supplements. Vitamin A can help with cell growth and vitamin C can help the tissue repair itself. To reduce bloating and inflammation, patients can eat pineapple and papaya. These two fruits have enzymes that can boost the digestive system.
If patients are experiencing swelling or bruising, they can use arnica to reduce the pain. Arnica is commonly used to not only treat swelling after surgery but the pain in general. Along with the vitamins of their choice, patients can take supplements such as probiotics, staphysagria, or phosphorus supplements to help heal the incision, relieve nausea, and promote a healthy gut.
After Tummy tuck surgery
After surgery, patients are encouraged to drink a lot of water and keep their diet as healthy as possible by eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. This helps flush the body of toxins and reduce any postoperative pain such as swelling. To learn more about tummy tuck recovery, reach out to one of the expert surgeons at the Seduction Cosmetic Center.