I request that all of our abdominoplasty patients wear a tummy tuck girdle during the first three weeks post-operatively.
One of the biggest enemies cosmetic surgery patients face after surgery is swelling. What’s the point of reducing or tightening an area through liposuction, facelift, or in this case abdominoplasty if you’re not going to try to control the amount of post-operative swelling that can significantly reduce what you accomplished in surgery?
Ours is a multi-step program. We ask patients to eat a good, high nutrition diet in the weeks leading up to any surgery. A South Beach type diet is a popular, easy-to-follow and easy-to-find system.
We also supply patients with a regimen of vitamins and minerals that they’ll take in the two weeks leading up to and the two weeks after their surgery. This works in concert with the increased nutrition in not only reducing swelling, but bruising as well.
The tummy tuck girdle is the final ingredient. Those three components work together to give patients the best possible chance of an outstanding post-op result.