If you’ve decided that a tummy tuck is right for you, you’re probably eager to schedule the big day and get the smooth, lean results you want. However, doing a little planning to find the right time for your tummy tuck procedure can help to maximize your outcome. Here are a few things to consider when scheduling your tummy tuck.
Complete Your Family First
Many women opt for a tummy tuck following a pregnancy to help them get their pre-baby bodies back. But if you’re still planning on having more kids, it’s best to wait until after you’ve completed your family to get your tummy tuck. That way, you don’t run the risk of needing an additional surgery after your next pregnancy.
Reach Your Weight Loss Goals
You’ll get optimum results if you schedule your tummy tuck once you’ve come as close as possible to reaching your ideal weight. Tummy tucks are excellent body contouring procedures to help you get a smoother, sleeker shape, but they aren’t magic wands for weight loss.
Work around Your Schedule
Because you’ll need some rest and relaxation after your procedure, think about the best time of year for you. Is it going to be easier on you to have your tummy tuck while your kids are back in school? Or do you have vacation time to take off of work in the summer?
With just a little extra planning, your tummy tuck procedure and recovery can run as smoothly as possible for beautiful, toned results.
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