65 BEST Tips What To Pack For Tummy Tuck Surgery (LIST)

Olivia M Williams Jan 02, 2023
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Beautiful flat female belly
Table of Contents
  1. My beloved newborn made me have a disgusting belly!
  2. Tummy tuck can be one of the miracles in your life!
  3. Expect these incredible results of tummy tuck when done correctly!
  4. What is a tummy tuck surgical procedure?
  5. Interesting - Diastasis Recti. What? Muscle separation!
  6. How is the surgery procedure performed during tummy tuck?
  7. What to expect in the weeks leading up to surgery?
  8. What to expect during your tummy tuck surgery
  9. How to prepare for a tummy tuck surgery
  10. The what and why of packing for surgery...
  11. The list of what to pack for tummy tuck surgery and hospital stay
  12. Additional tips on clothing to pack for tummy tuck surgery hospital stay.
  13. Additional tips on food and drink to pack for tummy tuck surgery hospital stay.
  14. First week of comfortable recovery after tummy tuck.
  15. Why drain tubes are used for tummy tuck?
  16. What is tummy tuck cost?
  17. Tummy tuck in the pub...
  18. Please note

My beloved newborn made me have a disgusting belly!

When my wife gave birth to our first daughter, her joy was quickly replaced with despair over the "effects" of motherhood on her body.

Not knowing what else to do, I headed out for a beer and commiseration session with an old friend who had words of wisdom: Showing before-and-after pics of tummy tuck surgery!

Thus began a long journey down the path towards better understanding just why people opt for this procedure – right down to how much prepping is required (trust me - it's not as easy packing everything you need).

The below answers what to pack for tummy tuck surgery!

Tummy tuck can be one of the miracles in your life!

(1/65) When considering what can be one of the greatest miracles in life, a tummy tuck cosmetic procedure is perhaps one of the most powerful choices.

Not only does it help restore confidence and improve the physical appearance, but it also has an array of health benefits.

From restoring weakened abdominal tummy muscles to reducing back pain, a tummy tuck can provide relief from numerous issues that may have been plaguing you for years.

Shapely young woman in lingerie

It can also help reduce the risk of developing further health issues due to obesity or postural problems.

(2/65) On top of this, many find that they have increased energy levels after undergoing the surgery, allowing them to take part in activities they used to enjoy before their bodies began to cause discomfort and pain.

(3/65) When looking at what a tummy tuck involves, it’s easy to see why so many individuals are turning towards this type of cosmetic procedure.

Generally speaking, a specialist plastic surgeon will make incisions along the lower abdomen and then use these incisions to remove excess fat and extra skin from around the midsection.

(4/65) Additionally, if necessary, weakened tummy muscles are tightened through sutures as well as any loose connective tissue being repaired.

As there is some downtime involved with this type of cosmetic procedure (typically between 1-2 weeks), many people choose to pack items ahead of time that help keep them comfortable while they recover.

Suitcase luggage

From what clothing items should be packed to what snacks should be ready for when hunger strikes - it’s important that you know what exactly what needs to go into your pre-surgery hospital bag so you have everything you need on hand.

(5/65) Overall, when considering what could be one of the best miracles in life - tummy tuck surgery should definitely be on your radar.

Not only do you benefit physically through restored strength and posture but, with improved energy levels; many discover renewed enthusiasm for all sorts of activities that may have once caused discomforts or pain pre-tummy tuck!

Furthermore by packing correctly for your surgery stay and recovery - you'll make sure everything runs smoothly so that all you need worry about is getting back on track as quickly as possible!

Expect these incredible results of tummy tuck when done correctly!

(6/65) One of the most incredible results of a tummy tuck cosmetic procedure is a dramatic improvement in the overall shape and appearance of the abdomen.

When done correctly, this type of surgery can reduce visible bulges and provide smoother, tighter contours.

(7/65) The best thing is that skin is tightened over the abdominal muscles and excess fat is removed from the region, allowing you to achieve a more sculpted and toned look.

Furthermore, many find that their clothing fits better post-surgery as well since these plastic surgery procedures can help reduce waist size significantly.

(8/65) We are talking about significant amount of weight. After a tuck, many women experience major transformation in terms of their clothing size!

Most people lose 2-3 sizes with the procedure but there is a potential for even more if previous loose skin was an issue.

This can be as much as 4 additional pants sizes for some individuals - so get ready to enjoy your newfound proportions!

 Beautiful flat female belly 1

(9/ Additionally, patients who undergo a tummy tuck often experience improved posture - due to weakened tummy muscles being repaired during surgery - allowing them to stand straighter with less effort than before.

This helps reduce back pain and improves balance for those with postural issues or obesity-related issues such as overweight.

In addition to this, some individuals find that they have an increased level of energy after their procedure too, enabling them to take part in activities that may have otherwise been impossible due to physical discomfort or pain before the surgery took place.

Young woman full of energy

(10/65) Finally, many report an improved quality of life when they've undergone a successful tummy tuck procedure as they become not only physically fitter but also psychologically healthier - having been given a new lease on life through what can be considered one of the most miraculous surgeries available today!

From strengthening weakened abdominal muscles to reducing visible fat deposits around your midsection - what incredible results you can expect when you get a tummy tuck done correctly are truly remarkable!

What is a tummy tuck surgical procedure?

(11/65) A tummy tuck procedure, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical intervention that repairs and tightens the muscles and tissues of the abdominal wall.

It helps to improve the appearance of what's commonly referred to as a “pooch” – an area of loose skin, fat, and weakened muscle tissue below the belly button.

Abdomen fat not funny

During a tummy tuck procedure, a specialist plastic surgeon will make one or more incisions along the lower abdomen in order to access the underlying muscles, fat deposits, and connective tissue.

Excess fat deposits are suctioned away and any weakened abdominal muscles are tightened through sutures. Once this is complete, excess skin is removed before the incisions are closed and dressed.

Surgeon during operation

Tummy tuck surgery often requires general anesthesia and can take up to two hours to complete with full recovery times ranging from 4 weeks to 3 months depending on individual health needs.

(12/65) While tummy tuck surgery offers many benefits including improved body appearance, decreased discomfort due to weak abdominal muscles or awkward posture caused by excessive weight gain or loss, it should also be noted that there are some potential risks associated with this type of procedure.

(13/65) Risks include infection at surgical site; nerve damage leading to numbness around treated areas; fluid retention; scarring; reactions related to anesthesia; risk of blood clots and special countering blood thinners or other complications during or after surgery.

(14/65) As such it's always important for individuals considering any sort of cosmetic surgery to consult with their doctor first prior to making any decisions about what type of plastic surgery procedure they'd like done!

A woman during a consultation with a doctor

Interesting - Diastasis Recti. What? Muscle separation!

Experiencing pregnancy can bring a variety of physical changes that may remain long after giving birth. One of them is diastasis recti - a common condition affecting the six-pack ab muscles.

This separation of muscle tissue causes an outward bulge in one's abdomen months or years following childbirth and serves as reminder to many parents about their incredible accomplishment!

How is the surgery procedure performed during tummy tuck?

(15/65) Tummy tuck, technically known as abdominoplasty, is a type of cosmetic surgery that removes excess fat and extra skin from the belly or abdomen area.

This surgery is usually performed to contour the body after significant weight loss or pregnancy.

Pregnant woman- tummy

During the tummy tuck procedure, a specialist plastic surgeon makes an incision across the lower abdomen and then separates the skin from the underlying tissue.

The surgeon then removes any extra fat and skin and tightens the abdominal muscles.

The remaining skin is pulled back into place before being sewn together with sutures.

Depending on what needs to be done during the procedure, a surgeon may also use liposuction to remove unwanted fat only without making any incisions.

Liposuction surgery

The tummy tuck procedure typically lasts between two to four hours, depending on what needs to be done.

During this time, general anesthesia is typically used to keep the patient comfortable throughout the entire process.

Afterward, patients may experience swelling and discomfort for a few days or weeks.

(16/65) Recovery times vary for different individuals but can usually take up to six weeks before people can return to their normal activities like work and exercise.

Furthermore, it’s important for patients to follow their doctor’s post-operative specific instructions carefully in order to ensure proper healing.

What to expect in the weeks leading up to surgery?

(17/65) In the weeks leading up to a tummy tuck surgery, it is essential to be properly prepared and equipped with what’s needed for a successful procedure and recovery.

Firstly, it is important to review what type of procedure you are having and what will be done during the surgery.

It is also important to discuss any medical conditions or allergies with your specialist plastic surgeon prior to the procedure.

Your doctor may also recommend that you have a few laboratory tests done in order to determine if you are healthy enough for the operation.

Additionally, your doctor might prescribe certain prescription

such as antibiotics and pain medication (painkillers) to take before and after the operation; so make sure to ask about these in advance as well.

(18/65) You should also refrain from smoking for several weeks before the surgery as this can increase your risk of postoperative complications.

Lastly, make sure that you follow all specific instructions provided by your doctor in order to maximize the chances of having a successful outcome.

This could include avoiding certain strenuous activities like lifting heavy weights or engaging in strenuous activities or strenuous exercise prior to your tummy tuck surgery.

(19/65) To ensure that everything goes smoothly during recovery, it is best thing advised that you compile a list of items prior to your hospital stay for what needs to be packed for tummy tuck surgery along with the cell phone charger, loose-fitting clothing, toiletries, reading material, and any prescription medications that have been prescribed by your doctor (be sure to bring the original packaging).

(20/65) Additionally, tummy tuck patients should arrange after their procedure as they will not be able to drive themselves since they will likely still be under the influence of anesthesia at time of release from the hospital; so it is best not take any chances and just make plans ahead of time instead.

What to expect during your tummy tuck surgery

(21/65) Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is an operation designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen area while also tightening the abdominal muscles.

The procedure is usually performed on tummy tuck patients who have experienced significant weight fluctuations to enable them to maintain stable weight, pregnancies or simply lack of exercise resulting in a flabby stomach.

(22/65) During the operation, your surgeon will make incisions in the lower abdomen area and along the bikini line before removing any excess skin and fat tissues.

Afterward, they will then tighten your abdominal muscles to give you a firmer and more toned appearance.

This will help to maintain stable weight.

Additionally, your surgeon may choose to perform liposuction if there is still additional fat that needs removal.

Depending on what type of tummy tuck you are having done, you might end up with permanent scarring at the incision sites; but this can be minimized with proper aftercare.

(23/65) Before going into the operating room for your surgery, you will first meet with an anesthesiologist who will provide you with general anesthesia which enables you to remain asleep throughout the entire procedure.

During your tummy tuck surgery, your surgeon will stitch together all loose layers of abdominal tissue before repositioning them in order to create a smoother contour across your abdomen area.

(24/65) Some surgeons may opt to insert drains under your skin during this time as well; these are tubes that help reduce swelling by allowing fluids to safely exit from the body without being absorbed back into it.

Afterward, once everything is complete and stitches have been applied at each incision site; a compression garment (or bandage) will be placed around your waist in order to reduce swelling and keep everything firmly in place for optimum results.

How to prepare for a tummy tuck surgery

(25/65) Preparation for a tummy tuck surgery is essential in order to ensure positive results and quick recovery time.

Prior to the surgery, tummy tuck patients should make sure that they have a support system in place (e.g. family, friends, etc.) who will be able to provide assistance during their postoperative period.

Friends and family in group

Additionally, they should also arrange transportation home after their tummy tuck procedure as they will not be able to drive themselves since they will likely still be under the influence of anesthesia at the time of release from the hospital; so it is best not take any chances and just make plans ahead of time instead.

(26/65) Furthermore, patients should thoroughly discuss what type of anesthesia they would like to receive with their surgeon prior to undergoing their procedure and what preoperative medications (if any) will be required.

It is important that anyone considering getting a tummy tuck understands what types of pain medication management are available and what risks are associated with them (as well as all other aspects concerning the operation).

(27/65) During this same consultation period, your doctor can also provide you with healthy diet dietary guidelines for what foods to avoid before the operation in order for your body to be in its best possible condition before going into surgery; such as avoiding certain alcoholic beverages or foods high in sodium.

Healthy meal

(28/65) Your doctor might also instruct you on how much fluid intake you need leading up to your big day - a surgical day; such as drinking plenty of water while reducing your consumption of caffeine and sugary drinks since these can lead to dehydration which could negatively affect the outcome of your operation.

Lastly, be sure that you have all necessary paperwork filled out beforehand so that everything goes smoothly during recovery.

This includes having medical records handy such as blood tests or other health screenings needed.

The what and why of packing for surgery...

(29/65) The what and why of packing for surgery can be an intimidating challenge for those getting ready to undergo a tummy tuck procedure.

It's important to know what should be packed before going in for the operation, as it may be necessary to bring along certain items that could make recovery easier or provide comfort throughout the entire process.

To begin with, patients should bring loose-fitting clothing that is easy to wear and can accommodate any swelling that may occur after surgery.

(30/65) Additionally, they should also carry a few essential items such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, mild soap, eye drops/ glasses (if needed), as well as any other personal hygiene products they feel are necessary.

(31/65) Packing healthy snacks and beverages like water or sports drinks can also be beneficial; as these provide much needed energy during postoperative recovery.

In addition to these items, it's always a good idea to pack a few medications such as pain medication (painkillers) or antibiotics; although this will largely depend on what your doctor has prescribed for you prior to surgery.

(32/65) Lastly, bringing along an extra set of smaller towels and washcloths would also be advisable since these can come in handy after showers or baths, especially if the abdominal area is still tender from the procedure.

All in all; having all of these items on hand during your tummy tuck recovery period will greatly reduce stress and help ensure a smooth surgical experience overall.

The list of what to pack for tummy tuck surgery and hospital stay

(33/65) There are a lot of blog posts on tummy tuck yet none is offering precise list of things to take for tummy tuck. So here you are!

When packing clothing items, remember that many people often feel more relaxed when they wear something familiar and comfortable at home after leaving the hospital.

In most cases, patients may be able to return home several days after their tummy tuck procedure once approved by their plastic surgeon; however this depends entirely on each individual's health measures taken before and during their operation.

For this reason it’s also best thing to keep warm layers handy just in case temperatures drop during transportation from the clinic back home.

Your tummy tuck surgery packing list for hospital bag should consist minimally of the following items:

A. Comfortable clothes

  • Avoid tight skinny jeans - change them for yoga pants like clothing

  • Loose-fitting clothing before the big day and surgery

  • Comfortable slippers for hospital stay

  • Loose fitting clothes to wear after the day of surgery

  • Comfortable clothing to wear during recovery past surgery date

  • Comfortable sneakers or slippers that are slip-resistant

  • At least one pair of regular socks

  • Two supportive bras (one with straps if possible)

  • Underwear designed specifically for post-op care

  • Two comfortable pajama sets with drawstring waistbands

  • Fleece sweatpants (these are great for warmth during recovery)

  • Zip-up hoodies (they offer extra coverage when needed)

  • Button down shirts (they are good for layering when it gets cold)

  • Scarves (look chic while still providing warmth and comfort)

Comfortable cloths

B. Cosmetics

  • Dry shampoo - this is the perfect situation for a dry shampoo to save the day

  • Lip balm - there is very dry air quite often in hospital so lip balm is a must

  • Tonics, Lotions and Creams

  • Make up cosmetics

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Deodorant

  • Mild soap

  • Personal hygiene products (tampons etc)

Mini cosmetics set

C. Beauty and memories

  • Jewelry

  • Mementos from home

  • Pictures of Your Partner, Children, etc.

D. To read

  • Three different books

  • At least two different magazines

E. Staying in touch/ Communication/ Electronics

  • Phone for communication purposes with family and friends who will be supporting you through this process

  • Phone charger

  • Headphones

  • Laptop/ notebook/ tablet so that you can stay connected with family/friends

F. Towels and linen

  • Extra set of smaller towels and washcloths

  • Small pillow to ensure comfort and cleanliness.

  • Microfleece blanket, cushions or blankets if there is a chance of sleeping on the hospital bed during recovery;

G. Situation tools

  • Earplugs or noise canceling headphones to block out any sound while resting during your recovery period

  • List of questions to ask your doctor prior to surgery so that you can be well informed before going under the knife

  • List of follow up points for after the surgery with all main stages of recovery to follow, manage and check out

H. Documents

  • List of your allergies

  • List of prescription medications and health conditions that you should inform your doctor prior to surgery in order to avoid any potential complications.

  • Any documents needed such as medical records beforehand so that everything goes smoothly during recovery - such as blood tests or other health screenings needed by your doctor before going into surgery

  • Driving licence, passport of ID card

  • Insurance cards

I. Medications and supplements

  • Eye drops/ glasses (if needed)

  • Any medications currently being taken including over the counter medicines like ibuprofen

  • Prescribed painkillers or antibiotics

  • Any post-surgical items like compression garments or bandages that may have been provided at the initial consultation appointment with your doctor

  • Ice pack in a small portable mini fridge together with some fruits

Medications on plastic tube

J. Food and Drink

  • Reusable water bottle

  • Bottled water for hydration

  • Nuts, Seeds

  • Fruit and Vegetable Purees

  • Smoothies

  • Nutrition Bars

  • Hard Boiled Eggs

  • Greek Yogurt

  • Cheese Sticks

  • Air Popped Popcorn

  • Hummus with Carrots or Celery Sticks

  • Edamame Snacks

  • Rice Cakes with Natural Peanut Butter

  • High protein foods you like

  • Protein shakes or smoothies - these can also be beneficial; as these provide much needed energy during postoperative recovery.

  • Pre-prepared meals if you’re not a fan of hospital food

  • Hot tea bags / herbal teas and herbal supplements to aid relaxation and comfort

K. Being able to pay

  • Cash

  • Credit/ debit cards

L. Transport

  • An overnight bag for anything else you may need during an extended stay in the hospital following tummy tuck surgery

  • Small trolley as if for shopping so as not to carry after the procedure

M. Close support person to help

Organize your own support friendly team or at least one support person, a close friend, you could call any time to and ask for help or just a conversation.

Close friend is just for such an occasion, remember!

If possible try even bringing along someone close like a friend or family member who can assist with anything else that might come up before or after surgery such as filling prescriptions picking up meals etc.

(34/65) All in all making time ahead of schedule preparing what comfortable clothes pack what healthy snacks bring other essentials will help make entire process smoother easier less stressful which ultimately lead better outcome shorter recovery time returning back normal daily activities quickly safely possible!

Additional tips on clothing to pack for tummy tuck surgery hospital stay.

(35/65) When preparing for a tummy tuck surgery, it is most important thing to be well-equipped with the right clothing and accessories.

The hospital stay duration will depend on the type of tummy tuck procedure that you are having.

For instance, a mini tummy tuck may require only a one-night stay while more extensive plastic surgery procedures may require an extended stay.

Before you arrive at the hospital, it is wise to pack clothing and items that will make your stay comfortable.

(36/65) The most important thing to have is a armful of loose fitting clothing for post-operative wear.

It is recommended to bring two or three loose fitting tops that open in the front as this will make them easier to put on after surgery due to the soreness in your abdomen area from the procedure.

(37/65) Make sure that all of these tops do not have any buttons or tight elastic around the stomach area to prevent any discomfort or pain when putting them on.

(38/65) Additionally, choose bottoms with an adjustable waistband such as sweatpants or drawstring shorts for comfort and ease of movement during recovery.

(39/65) While at home recuperating from your surgery, it is highly recommended to wear supportive garments such as abdominal binders or a compression girdle which can help reduce swelling and provide extra support as you heal.

(40/65) Abdominal binder is really helpful in reducing swelling. Without that it is very often impossible to stay calm having this abdominal swelling.

(41/65) If you are planning overnight stays away from home, pack one of these items in case you need them while away from home.

(42/65) Lastly, don’t forget other items such as underwear, socks, slippers/shoes (for walking), toiletries such as toothbrush, soap and shampoo as well as sanitary pads if needed during recovery process.

Socks

(43/65) All of these items will ensure your comfort during your recovery period after tummy tuck surgery so that you can focus on what matters most - healing!

Additional rules for clothing accessories to pack for tummy tuck surgery hospital stay.

(44/65) When it comes to what clothing accessories to pack for a tummy tuck surgery hospital stay, there are several key items you should include in your suitcase or backpack.

(45/65) Firstly, you'll need comfortable and loose-fitting clothing that is also easy to put on and remove. Look for items made of breathable cotton or linen fabric to ensure maximum comfort while recovering in the hospital.

(46/65) Secondly, you should bring an extra pair of socks and slip-on shoes that are easy to take on and off as well as something warm such as a sweat jacket or cardigan.

(47/65) Additionally, it's important to bring along some additional supplies like a pillow, a pair of noise canceling headphones, reading material, and healthy snacks.

noise canceling headphones

(48/65) Finally, depending on what other treatments you're having during your tummy tuck surgery hospital stay, you may also need special items like gauze pads or post-operative bras.

(49/65) Whatever the case may be, make sure that all these items are packed away in an organized manner so you have easy access when needed.

Additional tips on food and drink to pack for tummy tuck surgery hospital stay.

(50/65) Travelling to the hospital for any surgical procedure is always a daunting experience, and it's important to be prepared. When travelling for stomach tuck surgery, what to pack can be a major concern.

(51/65) In addition to the items you’d need for any hospital stay, such as toiletries and comfortable clothing, it’s also important to have food and drink that will help with your recovery.

(52/65) Eating a balanced healthy diet full of high protein foods, healthy fats, carbohydrates and vitamins can help speed up the healing process after tummy tuck surgery.

Foods like eggs, yogurt and salmon are packed with nutrients that your body needs while recovering from an operation.

(53/65) like berries, kale and broccoli are also great sources of vitamins and minerals that promote healing.

Fruits vegetables

It’s important to drink plenty of water as well; this helps flush out toxins from your system and keeps you hydrated during recovery.

If you don't want just plain water, try infusing some fruits or herbs into it for flavor.

(54/65) Additionally, herbal teas like chamomile tea can help promote relaxation and improve digestion post-surgery.

Packing your own snacks rather than relying on what the hospital offers is a great way to ensure you get what your body needs during recovery time.

(55/65) Preparing for tummy tuck major surgery can be a stressful experience, as can packing what you need for the hospital stay.

(56/65) The pre-operative preparation process is essential to ensure a successful recovery.

Depending on your individual anatomy, your plastic surgeon may recommend liposuction in addition to the tummy tuck operation in order to guarantee optimal tummy tuck results.

Liposuction plastic surgery procedures further remove stubborn excess fat cells around the belly area and improve the overall body contour.

The scars are a common problem for many people, especially those who have lost or gained a significant amount of weight.

For many, these unsightly scars can be an embarrassing reminder of what has been and what could have been.

Stretch marks

Fortunately, there is hope in the form of tummy tuck surgery. A tummy tuck procedure is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area while also tightening loose muscles to create a flatter and firmer stomach profile.

As part of this process, any existing stretch marks may also be removed through careful excision techniques during the operation.

First week of comfortable recovery after tummy tuck.

(57/65) The first week of recovery after tummy tuck surgery, which is major surgery and not a quick fix, is an important period for the body to heal and adjust to its new shape.

During this time, you should rest as much as possible, avoid strenuous activities, except for a short walk, and stick to a healthy diet plan.

It's also essential that you follow your doctor’s instructions carefully in order to minimize pain and swelling while promoting healing.

(58/65) Additionally, it's important that you wear any post-operative garments prescribed by your surgeon such as compression garments or bandages during the first week of recovery in order to reduce inflammation and help with contouring.

(59/65) There must be a physical exam during this week with your doctor to follow up and ensure the abdominoplasty scar is healing well.

(60/65) Finally, make sure that all items needed for dressing changes are packed before heading into the hospital so they are readily available when needed.

What to do to have comfortable recovery in weeks post-op, specially first couple of weeks please read @

How to take care of incision scars, how to use scar cream please read @

Hey, if you sign this your pictures may be on internet. Please read.

(61/65) You will be given a lot of documents to sign in the hospital. This is normal, but... Please take your time and read what you sign.

signing document

Especially the general disclaimer and the photography disclaimer regarding the use of your photos from the operation and after operation.

(62/65) Also write surgeon's name or group name of people performing a surgery on your body down just in case. Please do it.

If you sign something you haven't read, you might be surprised to find before and after pictures of yourself on the internet.

There are several risk factors to tummy tuck procedure, please read on risk of blood clots and how to use blood thinners here @

Also tummy tuck very often goes together with breast augmentation procedure within breast surgery to help with breast lift and breast shapes using breast implants - please read about them here @

Surgical operation - breast augmentation

Is a tummy tuck a major surgery or a quick fix? Read here @

Who is a good candidate and who is an ideal candidates for tummy tuck - read here @

Why drain tubes are used for tummy tuck?

(63/65) To promote optimal healing and reduce potential complications, a tummy tuck procedure sometimes calls for the placement of temporary drain tubes to help expel excess fluid and blood from the body.

These small tubes are secured with sutures post-surgery in order to ensure proper removal of fluids that can otherwise accumulate at or near the surgery site if not addressed.

What is tummy tuck cost?

(64/65) The cost of a tummy tuck depends on the extent of the surgery, what type is being performed (full or mini), what city you live in, and what plastic surgeon you choose.

Generally speaking, a full tummy tuck can run anywhere from $5,000 to as much as $15,000 depending on these factors.

(65/65) Mini-tucks are generally cheaper because they require less work and have fewer risks and complications associated with them.

Additionally, financing options may be available to help make tummy tucks more affordable.

(65/65) Checking with your insurance provider may also help cover some costs related to liposuction that’s often combined with the procedure for optimal tummy tuck results.

Ultimately it’s best to speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon about what costs you can expect before deciding if a tummy tuck is right for you.

Tummy tuck in the pub...

When our first daughter was born, my wife admittedly bawled from joy...

...and then immediately fell into a bout of despair over her post-birth figure.

I felt bad for her so I sought solace in the pub with a friend who surprisingly suggested checking out pictures of tummy tuck outcomes!

Thanks to him, we got talking about this procedure resulting in extensive research that gave us all the info on what to bring when going under the knife or visiting someone else doing so!

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Table of Contents
  1. My beloved newborn made me have a disgusting belly!
  2. Tummy tuck can be one of the miracles in your life!
  3. Expect these incredible results of tummy tuck when done correctly!
  4. What is a tummy tuck surgical procedure?
  5. Interesting - Diastasis Recti. What? Muscle separation!
  6. How is the surgery procedure performed during tummy tuck?
  7. What to expect in the weeks leading up to surgery?
  8. What to expect during your tummy tuck surgery
  9. How to prepare for a tummy tuck surgery
  10. The what and why of packing for surgery...
  11. The list of what to pack for tummy tuck surgery and hospital stay
  12. Additional tips on clothing to pack for tummy tuck surgery hospital stay.
  13. Additional tips on food and drink to pack for tummy tuck surgery hospital stay.
  14. First week of comfortable recovery after tummy tuck.
  15. Why drain tubes are used for tummy tuck?
  16. What is tummy tuck cost?
  17. Tummy tuck in the pub...
  18. Please note