Pre and post operative Checklist for Tummy Tuck:
For a few days after the surgery, you will probably be a bit sore and in no shape to perform daily tasks. If you are working, you might need to take some time off to recover. It is best if you can get someone to help you with the cooking and cleaning. If needed, get your pantry stocked up with grocery items, especially some ready-to-eat or frozen/microwaveable dinners and lunches. You will likely be a bit nauseated after the surgery, so do stock up on crackers, dried ginger strips, or anything else that helps you with nausea.
Here are some general items along with some medications that your tummy tuck surgeon will ask you to stock up on:
After the surgery, you will likely spend some time in bed. So here are some items to keep ready:
List of things to do before the tummy tuck surgery:
Finally, relax! Your recovery after the tummy tuck surgery will be a lot faster if you are in good spirits mentally. You will also feel better day by day and the soreness will reduce. You are going to look great and all you need is a bit of patience.