For most people who’ve had a tummy tuck, the experience has been life-changing in the best possible ways. However, many men and women have noted some key points they wish they would have done to make their experience even better.
Here is some tummy tuck advice we have heard from previous patients that we want to pass along to you.
Don’t Wait too Long
Many people come to Dr. Mariotti after years of dieting and exercising, trying to fix muscles and loose skin that can only be addressed with surgery. Once it is clear that hitting the gym and eating well won’t fix it, it might be time to schedule your tummy tuck surgery.
Mentally Prepare for Recovery
Getting the results you are dreaming of isn’t a marathon, but it’s not a sprint either. Recovery takes time, and it can be mentally taxing, especially for those who are always moving around and on the go. Having others take care of you is a big change. Start preparing for those first two weeks of surgery now.
Reach Your Desired Weight
It’s common for people to want to rush into getting a tummy tuck because they have loose skin from weight loss. However, you want to wait to get the surgery until your weight loss is complete. If you don’t, you may end up with more excess skin after those final pounds are gone and need to redo part of the surgery.
While there are tummy tuck mistakes to avoid, overall, people who get the procedure are thrilled with their results. For more information about abdominoplasty, schedule your appointment with Dr. Mariotti. Call our Concord office at 925-685-4533 or visit our contact page.