Coping with Chronic Health Conditions: Tips

Coping with Chronic Health Conditions: Tips

How To Prepare For A Tummy Tuck

by Freddie Cox

Getting a tummy tuck is a big decision. If you have scheduled one you are probably excited at the prospect of getting a surgery that will improve your look. However, getting a tummy can be nerve-racking as well. You are probably wondering how you should prepare for this type of surgery to give yourself the greatest chance of success.

Here are some tips that you can use to help ensure that your tummy tuck goes smoothly.

Try to Avoid Thinning Your Blood 

If you're a smoker, you will need to stop smoking. Smoking can make it difficult for your blood to clot. This will make it harder for you to heal after your surgery. Any products that contain nicotine such as E-cigarettes are also off-limits.

If you are taking blood thinning medication this can also lead to excessive blood thinning and bruising. Discuss these medications with your surgeon, so they can make arrangements about how to reduce or eliminate blood thinners before surgery.

Start Getting Healthy

Once you have booked your surgery, it's a great time for you to start getting as healthy as possible. This means that you should make healthy eating a priority and focus on getting as much exercise as you can.

The healthier you are, the easier it will be for you to recover from your surgery. It's also good practice, as you should continue this healthy lifestyle after your surgery for the best results. Additionally, if you had a workout routine before booking your surgery, now is as good a time as any to stick with it.

Prepare Your Home

The next stage in the process is to prepare your home. You are going to need to make it as comfortable as possible during your recovery. Consider buying a recliner if you don't already have one. Buy as many pillows as you need because you will need to prop yourself up during your recovery.

While you are buying extra pillows, consider buying supplies such as ice packs, clothing that is loose on your body, and pre-made meals that you can just pop in the microwave.

Be sure to have a firm support system in place as well. If you can have someone helping you during this time it is ideal. At the very least you're going to need someone to drive you home from the hospital.

Preparing adequately for your surgery is critical. Just be sure that you take care of yourself adequately before and after surgery, to maximize your results.


About Me

Coping with Chronic Health Conditions: Tips

Ever since I was a young girl, I have had bad asthma and allergies. I had to stay in the hospital several times when I was in elementary school just to help get my asthma under control and it seemed like I was trying medication after medication with little success. I don't remember all of my childhood health details, since I was so young, but my mother has "filled in the blanks" for me. Thanks to modern medicine and a natural remedy, my health conditions are currently under control and have been for a few years now. I am very grateful for my good health, and I want to "pay it back" to others by creating a blog where I will post my health tips. I hope I can help you learn how to achieve good health!