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Top ten Baltimore tummy tuck recovery tips

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As your Baltimore tummy tuck expert, Dr. Schreiber knows how beneficial a tummy tuck can be.  Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is a procedure that removes the excess skin from the lower belly, tightens the abdominal muscles, can make a nice almond-shaped belly button.  The procedure itself takes about 3 1/2 hours, but can last longer if liposuction is incorporated with it which is commonly done.  Sometimes, a breast lift or breast augmentation is done at the same time saving costs and recovery time.  A tummy tuck can be done as an outpatient surgery or you can stay overnight (especially if several procedures are done at the same time.)  So, if you are considering or already schedule for a tummy tuck, here are the top 10 tips for an easy and comfortable recovery:

  1.  Take 1-2 weeks off of work
  2.  Avoid exercise for at least 2 weeks
  3.  Prepare your first floor for the first few days of recovery to avoid a lot of steps
  4.  Make some food ahead of time to prevent the need for a lot of cooking
  5.  Ask family and friends for help during the first week, especially if you have small children or pets
  6.  Get your prescriptions filled before surgery
  7.  Get a good book or movies to watch
  8.  Arrange rides to and from the surgery center
  9.  Make sure Dr. Schreiber has answered all of your questions
  10.  Know what to do if you have questions after surgery

Following these tips will allow for a nice, comfortable recovery after your tummy tuck procedure.  Dr. Schreiber recommends waiting about 2-3 months after surgery to buy that new bathing suit or dress that you’ve always wanted!  A tummy tuck is an excellent way to get rid of excess skin that doesn’t go away after diet and exercise and Dr. Schreiber has extensive experience in doing tummy tucks.  So, if you’re thinking about a tummy tuck call (410) 205-1846 to schedule your consultation today or click the Schedule an Appointment button at the top of this page.  It’s time to look as good as you feel!

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