Post Operative Healing After a Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck through liposuction can do wonders for the people who wish to get rid of bulging fat and ‘love handles’ around their abdomen. Women who feel embarrassed wearing a skin hugging dress can get into shape by opting for plastic surgery procedures for a mini tummy tuck. Advanced tumescent liposuction techniques used by cosmetic surgery doctors make it possible to get a flat stomach. However, most women feel apprehensive about the post surgery pain and possibilities of scar and bruises. To prevent any complications from liposuction, it is advisable to choose the best plastic surgeon in Florida for the job.

When you choose a board certified surgeon for your mini tummy tuck, the chances of scarring and bruising are minimized. Your surgeon also advises you about post surgery care to ensure quick healing. Pain after a mini tummy tuck with tumescent liposuction typically does not require any pain medications stronger than acetaminophen (Tylenol). No painkiller or over the counter medicine should be taken without the surgeon’s advice. The pain caused after this plastic surgery procedure is similar to muscle soreness and burning experienced after having worked-out too hard. The intensity of the pain may be like sunburn and it is most intense when the skin of the area is flexed or touched – this could be while changing clothes or getting in or out of the car.

A day after surgery, as a result of open-drainage of the blood-tinged anesthetic fluid and wearing a compression garment, the degree of cosmetic improvement is easily visible and quite prominent. Over the next few days, the drainage ceases, but the inflammatory healing process continues. The swelling decreases over four to twelve weeks.

There is no restriction on postoperative physical activity after this plastic surgery. As a matter of fact patients are advised not to remain in bed, but rather to walk about slowly inside their home – this helps to resume the normal flow of blood once again in the body.

Dr. George H Pope, MD, FACS is a well-known plastic surgeon for mini tummy tuck and other liposuction procedures. He is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and is also a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. With experience of over 20 years in plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Pope uses the safest procedures for liposuction. Contact us at Pope Plastic Surgery for an appointment with Dr. Pope.

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