Tummy Tuck Recovery Binders

What Is Tummy Tuck Surgery?

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure where excess fat and skin is removed from the abdomen. The primary goal is to achieve weight loss or tighten the torso after pregnancy. Women get a tummy tuck after pregnancy in order to tighten their abdominal walls, and depending on the case a new belly button may to be created by another procedure called umbilicoplsty. A tummy tuck may not be the right procedure for everyone and luckily there are alternatives. In addition tummy tucks help with removing access skin as natural aging and genetics begin to play a larger role. As skin gets older, it may become saggy and/or flabby in the midsection especially if there has been large fluctuations in weight loss and gain. Genetics also play a role with overall body shape in mind, and luckily this procedure and plastic surgery can help mold your body to a more desired shape.

 

Pro-Con List for getting a Tummy Tuck

 

Pros

Cons

 

Restore a flat tummy

Scars on your abdomen

Look better in clothing (especially swimwear!)

Need to wait until after having all your children (surgery complications)

Restore youthful characteristic

Possible weight gain after surgery

Trimmer Waistline

Lengthy Recovery Time

Possible Removal and Diminishing of Stretch Marks

Very Expensive

Confidence Booster

 

 

 

Is a Tummy Tuck Right for You & Things to Consider?

As previously mentioned, tummy tucks are a serious surgical procedure and shouldn’t be taken up by just anybody. Abdominoplasty is different from liposuction because liposuction focuses primarily on spot reduction. While a tummy tuck is the surest way to slim down your stomach, it’s also the most expensive and riskiest as well. For women in particular, a tummy tuck should be had after pregnancy. Women who are debating on getting this procedure should be aware of the pregnancy complications because of how the muscles heal after the surgery. In addition, tummy tuck surgeries help restore the pre-pregnancy figure so it obviously should be done after all desired children have been had.

The primary goal of tummy tuck applicants are interested in losing weight, and slimming down their stomach. This type of conversation should be had with a doctor, and only considered after you have tried everything else. Tummy Tucks should be a last resort and not used as an alternative to weight loss. If you have a wedding or event coming up and want to slim down your stomach, you can check out our Abdominal Compression Binders here.

 

Tummy Tuck’s Side Effects & Complications

Unfortunately there are a couple different side effects that come with getting a tummy tuck. The longest lasting are the scars from the surgery which are located in a couple different places on the abdomen. This is because during the surgery the ‘suck’ the adipose tissue (fat cells) from a couple different places. Usually they are to the right or left side, and then a longer one right along your pubic line. Other side effects include an accumulation of fluid, poor wound healing, loss of skin, and blood clots. Most of these tummy tuck complications can be fixed with an abdominal binder, as it compresses the abdomen to promote healing. This Plus Size Abdominal Binder is perfect for transitioning down, as it is large enough to wrap around and progressively helps you compress down as the weight diminishes.

 

Recovering from a Tummy Tuck

If there is one thing you’ll learn after having a tummy tuck, it’s how much you actually use your abdominal muscles; they will be nice and sore for a while. Normally the recovery period for a tummy tuck surgery takes a while.  It’s a given that you should take it slow and easy for the first couple days (if not a week). There will be swelling and bruising which taking it easy will help dissipate this over the next week. Also, be sure to take your medication on time. There is a reason your doctor has a schedule for you with certain times to take them, so it is highly advised. Plus, you’re going to feel much better with the pain medication. Your doctor may also advise you to wear a Post Surgical Tummy Tuck Binder. Compression garments are specifically designed to help strengthen the abdominal muscles. Building up these muscles while having your internal organs compressed is extremely vital to heal everything properly.

 

Tummy Tuck Belts and Other Products

A surgical binder is a necessity after a number of procedures to speed along healing, reduce swelling and more. The side effects of tummy tucks can be significantly reduced with an abdominal binder. The main difference between tummy tuck wraps is the tall and length of them while the compression is all relatively the same. For taller torsos, the Tall Post Surgical Binder is an ideal girdle; especially after surgery. For women in particular, we have tummy tuck belts specifically designed for you. Our Hip & Abdominal Binder is ideal because it doubles as a stomach binding support wrap and a tummy tightener for after pregnancy.

 
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