Tummy tuck is a major body contouring surgery. Patients should know and understand clearly the facts before deciding to go forward. With that said, planning with the surgeon and discussing about your options is important. Both should have the same goal.
After the surgery, patients needs to rest for at least 2 weeks. You should plan to take at least this much time off from work and stay in Korea.
It is important for patients to stop smoking and maintain a healthy diet. Patients should also sleep with their heads elevated for at least 1 week after their surgery.
Within your 2-week stay in the country, you will be asked to visit the clinic everyday for incision care and therapies.A drain will be placed on both sides of your lower abdomen. This will be checked everyday and will be removed once the fluid drained within the day will fall below 30cc. This usually takes 3-4 days.
Wearing of the compression garment is necessary after the surgery. You need to wear this 24 hours for 4 weeks. This will help minimize the risk of blood clots and help shape your abdomen.
Stitches will be removed after 7-10 days. You need to continue caring for the incision area by applying steri-stips to helo minimize the size of the scar.
You can start doing some mild exercises and stretches once the stitches are out.