Dr. Pollack’s Guide to Preparing for a Tummy Tuck
Electing to have a tummy tuck is a big decision. At Pollack Plastic Surgery, we understand that choosing to address the excess skin and loose abdominal muscles is a choice that comes after much careful thought and consideration. As the date of your surgery draws near, you may feel overwhelmed by everything you need to accomplish. To help make this time a little easier, we are happy to provide Dr. Pollack’s guide to preparing for a tummy tuck:
Make Sure Your Home is Ready
In the days leading up to your surgery, be sure to clean your house, take out the trash, do your laundry, and address any other lingering house errands. Depending on your living situation, you may want to assign certain house tasks to other members of the family during your recovery, so that you can focus on healing.
If you have pets or children who will need looking after, make any necessary arrangements so that the transition post-surgery will be smooth. Ideally, after your surgery, your only responsibility will be to come home and recuperate.
Do Your Shopping In Advance
Unless a family member or friend will be able to cook for you in the days after your operation, be sure to stock up the fridge with food that you can easily grab and eat while you are healing. Even the most enthusiastic cooks will need to go easy in the kitchen, so as to facilitate the best operation recovery.
Make Yourself Comfortable
Movement will be more of a challenge in the early days of your recovery, so set up your bedroom with everything you may need. Have comfortable pillows on hand. Gather entertainment like books, TV, movies, etc. and keep your laptop charging nearby. If you have an armchair to sit in, you may want to add extra blankets to make it more relaxing.
Rest will be important after your operation, so loose-fitting pajamas, a robe, and your favorite slippers can all aid in helping you take the necessary time to take care of yourself.
Let Pollack Plastic Surgery Answer Your Tummy Tuck Questions
If you have further questions about tummy tuck preparation, rest assured that we are here to help. At Pollack Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on offering only the highest quality of care to each and every patient. Located in San Diego, California, our office is convenient for patients in the Pacific Beach, Coronado and Chula Vista communities. So if you have questions and are ready to take the next step, contact us today to get started.