Preparing for Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgery

Preparing for Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgery

Posted on February 20, 2017

Preparing for Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgery | Altamonte Springs | OrlandoPre-operative preparation is a vital part of any major cosmetic surgery procedure such as tummy tuck. Detailed preparation will lay the foundation for a successful surgery and significantly reduce the risk of complications. The preparation process will include pre- and post-surgery guidelines which should be carefully followed by the patient.
Dr. Thomas Fiala is a board certified plastic surgeon providing procedures such as tummy tuck in a state of the art surgical environment. Dr. Fiala and his team will guide the patient through the preparation process and beyond. Patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive tummy tuck from Dr. Fiala.

Healthy Diet

A nutritious and balanced diet plan should be followed as part of the preparation process for tummy tuck surgery. It is important to have a strong immunity in order to mitigate the risk of infections during and after the surgery. The patient should increase the intake of lean proteins in order to support post-op healing. Chicken, fish, eggs, light cheese and yogurt should be a part of the diet for higher protein content.
While vitamin rich diet is important, the patient should avoid the intake of vitamin E for a few weeks prior to the tummy tuck surgery because it can add to the risk of complications. Patients who remain committed to a healthy diet before the surgery will find it easier to continue with good eating habits even later on, and will be able to extend the benefits of their aesthetics procedure.

Maintaining Fitness

At least a few weeks prior to the tummy tuck surgery, the patient should start a regular fitness and exercise regimen. This will improve the body’s metabolism and strengthen the muscle mass. Recovery is typically easier and smoother for patients who have good fitness levels. Regular exercise will allow the patient to have a more flexible and leaner body.
Patients who maintain fitness schedules prior to tummy tuck will gain minimal additional weight in the weeks following the surgery when they will have to refrain from pursuing a daily exercise regimen.
Long-term habits of fitness and exercises are instilled when the patient follows a good fitness routine in connection with tummy tuck. Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Fiala receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL and nearby areas for tummy tuck surgery.

Things to Avoid

If the patient has a history of smoking, the surgeon will require them to avoid smoking for a few weeks before the tummy tuck procedure, and continue to follow that restriction even after the procedure for a certain period. Blood vessels are constricted due to nicotine in tobacco smoke, which can increase the risk of complications and slow down the recovery.
Blood thinning drugs will also have to be avoided for at least two weeks before the surgery. As part of the preparation, the patient should also make advance arrangements for transportation and aftercare. Working people should apply for leave from their workplace for about one to two weeks to ensure they get adequate post-operative rest.

For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at this Plastic Surgery Center & Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us at (407) 339-3222 or visit ; ;


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