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Toronto Tummy Tuck Recovery: What Should You Plan For?

A Toronto tummy tuck is fantastic solution for anyone looking to improve their body contour, remove unwanted loose skin and repair weakened muscles in their abdominal area. It can be a truly positive and life-changing experience; however, it does require a significant amount of planning and preparation.

Although it is obvious that there is a lot of work involved in the beginning stages of this process, a tummy tuck procedure is rather extensive and requires a lengthy recovery period that also needs special attention and preparation. A well-planned recovery phase can make a stark difference in the final outcomes of your Toronto tummy tuck. Therefore, it is important that you know what to expect during your recovery and can plan accordingly.

Full recovery is achieved typically around six months but the absolute length of the recovery period for a tummy tuck surgery is undetermined because every client is a unique individual that heals at different rates. Thus, it is very crucial that you are patient with your body as it does its best to heal.

For the first couple of days following your tummy tuck surgery, you should expect some swelling, pain and a sense of tightness in the abdominal area. To ease this discomfort, your plastic surgeon will provide a prescription for pain medications. Be sure to plan ahead and fill these prescriptions before the day of your surgery. During your initial recovery phase, you should be resting and relaxing. So, we always recommend our clients to plan and schedule two weeks off of work. Further, clients will often be able to and be encouraged to walk after their surgery.

However, it is ill-advised by our medical staff to participate in any heavy-lifting, strenuous exercises or cardio-type activity for at least 3-6 weeks post-operation. Thus, you should plan to receive some extra-help from a friend or family member, as well as to rearrange your home in such a way that makes it convenient for you and your healing body. Finally, you should schedule in a follow-up appointment with your plastic surgeon. They will want to monitor your recovery progress and ensure that everything is normal and healing well in a timely fashion.

There are more minor details that you will likely need to plan for in terms of your recovery from a Toronto tummy tuck surgery. It is a good idea to speak with your plastic surgeon during the consultation about your recovery as they will provide more insights. After your tummy tuck surgery, you will be receiving an instructional package for your recovery, so there is no need for stress. Just make sure you follow the guidelines provided for a safe recovery.

If you have any other questions or concerns regarding your recovery from a Toronto tummy tuck, we would be happy to address them with you at our clinic.

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