3 Tips For A Speedy Tummy Tuck RecoveryPublished on January 30, 2014 by Tal Roudner
Once a patient’s tummy tuck procedure is complete, all the patient needs to do is heal. While everyone wants to bounce right back, a tummy tuck procedure is a major surgery and return to normal activities needs to be gradual. It is important to ambulate early after the surgery to prevent blood clots in the veins (DVT).
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1. Eat Foods High In Protein & Drink Plenty Of Water After A Tummy Tuck
Patients should pack lunches and snacks that are high in protein. High protein foods give enough energy to get through the day. Eating proper amounts of protein is also essential for the healing process. Another benefit is that when patients have healthier foods on hand they tend to avoid the vending machines. This is especially important during the healing process following a tummy tuck. Patients also need to avoid foods with high sugar content and foods containing a lot of sodium. This is especially true during the healing process following a tummy tuck procedure.
Patients need to remember to drink a lot of water after their tummy tuck surgery. Patients should drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily. This helps to flush out the body and actually reduces swelling.
2. Listen To Your Body After Tummy Tuck Surgery
One of the most important things a patient can do to assist in the healing process is listening to their body. Following their tummy tuck procedure, the patient will be swollen and sore. Patients need to take it slow after their tummy tuck and ease back into their active lifestyle.
Patients should try to limit the hours they work when returning to their jobs as well as the physical activity at work following their tummy tuck procedures. In addition, the first six weeks following a tummy tuck surgery Dr. Tal Roudner gives his patients restrictions that include no pulling, pushing, bending or lifting heavy objects.
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3. Consider Receiving Lymphatic Drainage Massages
Lymphatic drainage massage is excellent for removing toxins from the body and encouraging healing after a range of surgical procedures.
Unlike other forms of massage, lymphatic drainage massage involves light movements and pressure to stimulate the lymphatic system. These motions are performed to help move the lymph through your body more efficiently, prodding your immune system into action and speeding up the toxin removal process.
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