A tummy tuck, or Abdominoplasty, is a common procedure that can help you to achieve your dream abdomen. However, if you want the best results, you are going to want to know how to prepare for a tummy tuck.

In this brief guide, you’ll discover how best to prepare for a tummy tuck in order to achieve fantastic results.

Prepare for a Tummy Tuck by managing your weight

Although part of the reason you likely want a tummy tuck is to help you shed excess fat from the abdomen, it’s important to go into the surgery at a healthy weight. Being overweight can increase the risks of the procedure, as well as impact the results you experience.

Managing your weight isn’t just important for the procedure itself. It will also help you to maintain your results. When you lose weight, it can leave behind excess skin. Therefore, if you lose weight after a tummy tuck, it can leave you with unflattering results.

Similarly, if you gain weight after the procedure, the results may be stretched out.

Book time off work

Tummy tucks are a major procedure, and they require a period of downtime to recover. Ideally, you should book at least a couple of weeks off work.

During a tummy tuck, a lot of work is carried out on the abdominal muscles. This, combined with a large incision, means the recovery can be trying. If possible, try and work from home after having that initial couple of weeks off. The longer you give the body to recover, the better the result.

Know what to expect from scarring

Your tummy tuck procedure will leave a scar. However, it is usually well hidden within your bikini line. Out of those who have undergone the procedure, around 96% said it was worth it. This means any scarring that was left behind didn’t have an impact on their self-confidence or satisfaction rating.

Your surgeon will give you a list of aftercare instructions that can help to reduce scarring and boost results.

Tummy tuck and body lift surgery in London

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Paul Tulley specialises in Abdominoplasty and body contouring surgery. So, if you would like expert advice on how to prepare for a tummy tuck, book a consultation with Mr Paul Tulley today.

Knowing what to expect and taking steps to prepare will ultimately improve the results you experience. Keep in mind that the results of a tummy tuck are designed to show up over a long-period of time.