Once you’ve determined your choice of a surgeon and technique for abdominoplasty, the next thing on your mind should be in planning for your recovery period. As with many things in life, good things come to those who wait.
Taking Your Time and Taking It Easy
After your procedure, you may be tempted to jump into a situation where you can show off your fantastic new figure or get right back on your feet and back to work. It’s important to remember that tummy tucks are one of the more involved plastic surgery procedures and require rest and time to heal. Before you schedule your abdominoplasty procedure, make sure that you have plenty of time for your recovery after a tummy tuck procedure. You don’t want to be forced to push yourself when you really shouldn’t be.
Benefits of Combined Procedures
Some procedures require more substantial or extended recovery periods than others. One particular combined procedure in abdominoplasty pairs the benefits of liposuction and a tummy tuck while also making for an easier recovery period. The C.L.A.S.S.® (Combined Lipo-Abdominoplasty Sculpting & Shaping) tummy tuck combines liposuction and abdominoplasty to access the entirety of your torso, addressing lower and upper abs, flanks and problem areas of fat accumulation.
The procedure creates more smooth and natural curves than either lipo or a tummy tuck can in isolation. The C.L.A.S.S.® method is also drain-free, meaning that it removes the necessity for a physical abdominal drain produced by traditional tummy tucks, making for a safer and easier recovery, as you don’t have to worry about regularly emptying your drain or the risk of fluid accumulation and seroma.
Dr. Frank Campanile is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is also fellowship trained in hand and microsurgery. Dr. Campanile knows that making a lasting change to your appearance is a big decision. His calm, professional approach and deep caring for his patients set a tone that will help you feel confident and relaxed while reviewing your options and learning all about the procedures that can benefit you. Request a consultation today to meet with Dr. Campanile in person.