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What to Do (and Not Do) After Your Tummy Tuck

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Getting a tummy tuck will make your abs look toned and firm – but how do you make sure those results last indefinitley? Here are a few things you should and shouldn’t do after your tummy tuck procedure:

DO

  • Wear your compression garment and follow the post-op instructions given to you by your plastic surgeon
  • Drink a lot of fluids and eat a balanced diet
  • Gently massage your stomach – this will help to increase circulation in the area
  • Listen to what your body is telling you
  • Follow up with your plastic surgeon

DON’T

  • Participate in strenuous activities – this includes lifting your kids or pets, cleaning around the house, and even grocery shopping
  • Drink soda or eat processed foods – you want to avoid any bloating from sodium or fizzy drinks
  • Smoke

The best way to ensure a speedy tummy tuck recovery is by following the instructions of your plastic surgeon.

Shim Ching, MD