Preparing for a Tummy Tuck

Whether you are getting a tummy tuck with laser liposuction in Manhattan or just a tummy tuck, it is important to take some steps to prepare. Otherwise known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is designed to give you a flatter and smoother stomach.

Many new moms opt for laser liposuction with a tummy tuck to get their bodies back after giving birth. While laser liposuction is designed to remove stubborn pockets of fat, a tummy tuck removes both excess fatty tissue and sagging skin. While a full tummy tuck focuses on the whole abdomen, a mini tummy tuck more precisely targets the area between the pubic bone and navel. If you have sagging skin and belly fat just under your belly button, your cosmetic surgeon may recommend a mini tummy tuck. To prepare for either a tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck, you will need to completely quit smoking at least two weeks before surgery. Do not attempt a dramatic diet plan before your tummy tuck. Instead, eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. You should also prepare your home in advance, as your tummy tuck will require some time off to heal. Make sure to set out ice packs and have comfortable clothing ready.