If you have just undergone a tummy tuck operation, you may very well feel tired, weak and exhausted. The exhaustion is a result of the operation, and your body is just trying to deal with the after-effects of the recent surgery.
There are ways in which you can speed up your recovery time after your recent tummy tuck operation. In this brief article, we have taken the liberty to compile a list of six ways in which you can speed up your recovery time.
FYI: Just because you speed up your recovery doesn’t necessarily mean you should go back to work right away. Rest should not be overlooked.
6 Ways To Recover After A Tummy Tuck Operation
# 1 – Take Antibiotics
Stop infections from happening which can slow down your recovery time.
Most likely after finishing the operation, your doctors will give you prescription drugs. Antibiotics should be something they prescribe you. It is salient to take these as recommended.
An infection will significantly slow down your recovery time and in certain incidence could do much more harm to your new found scar and operation.
# 2 – Avoid Taking A Bath or Shower
It would prove beneficial for your new created cuts – to stray away from taking a bath or shower. The warm water and soap could cause infection – and as we have just mentioned in the previous entry, an infection can do so much more harm to your newfound scar.
# 3 – No Walking Right After The Operation
It is important to get to exercising but allow your body at least three days to heal. The first three days will be incredibly difficult and taxing on your body. It is highly recommended that you do as little walking as possible. Have people help you.
# 4 – Have a Support Group
To continue from the previous entry – having a support group (family, friends, or house nurses) help you in the first two weeks of your recovery time. Their help, especially in the first few days after the operation, will be invaluable for your recovery time. The less you move around, the better your body will be able to rest and recover.
# 5 – Eat The Right Food
Intaking the right nutrients (straying away from junk food and unhealthy food) will be a great way to increase your recovery time. This may be a no-brainer but eating fast food will not be the best option. Start eating a lot of dark greens and other fruits and vegetables.
More than anything else – the best way to keep off excess fat and stay in shape is in taking the right nutrients and food. Eating healthy will have to be part of your new eating habits.
# 6 – Rest.Rest.Rest
Rest. Rest. REST. This last tip cannot be stressed enough. Your body has everything in it to recover if you but do one thing…REST. You may very well want to get back to work or start moving around but two weeks of rest will not be that bad. Just enjoy the help and people you are around.