When you book your appointment for body contouring surgery, all the steps you need to take to prepare can hit you like a ton of bricks. You will need to take anywhere from 10 days to 4 weeks off of work depending on the procedure, and you won’t be able to drive at first. There is a lot to plan! But don’t let that overwhelm you. There are simple steps you can take to start preparing today.
Here are a few quick tips for getting through your first week of recovery:
-Prepare and freeze at least one week worth of meals
-Put clothing in an easily accessible place
-Plan for a ride to and from follow-up appointments
-Pick up your medications
-Get your living room, bathroom and bedroom “recovery ready”
Understanding recovery and how to plan for it
The first three days to one week after body contouring surgery are usually the hardest. Your mobility will be limited for up to several weeks, and moving around can be a bit challenging. That is why it is so important to prepare your home, pet care, medications, meals and more well in advance of surgery. First, let’s take a look at your recovery time since it varies by procedure. This will help you get an idea of how to plan for the days and weeks following surgery.
Recovery time for Dr. Beldholm’s tummy tuck procedures:
-Mini Vaser Lipo Abdominoplasty: Off Work: 10 days to 2 weeks, Driving: 10 days
-Full Vaser Lipo Abdominoplasty: Overnight in hospital, Off Work: 3-4 weeks, Driving: 2-3 weeks
-Extended Vaser Lipo Abdominoplasty: Overnight hospital stay, Off Work: 3-4 weeks, Driving: 2-3 weeks
-Body Lift: 1-3 day hospital stay, Off Work: 3-4 weeks, Driving: 2-3 weeks
Learn expert tips and tricks for making your recovery comfortable and easy
Patients who prepare for tummy tuck surgery in advance have the easiest recovery. We have put together a comprehensive guide filled with tips from hundreds of Dr. Beldholm’s tummy tuck patients.
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*Disclaimer: Surgery is a serious decision. More information about risks & recovery are available on our website; beldholm.com.au/about/disclaimer/. Surgery performed by Dr Bernard Beldholm (MED0001186274) M.B.B.S B.Sc (Med) FRACS, Registered medical practitioner, Specialist surgeon (specialist registration in Surgery – general surgery).
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