Undoubtedly one of the most exciting aspects of tummy tuck surgery is being able to show off your slimmer and flatter stomach. After surgery, you will most likely have new clothing options available to you, clothes you might never have even thought of trying on prior to your tummy tuck. In this blog post, Dr. Nirav Savalia of Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery shares his recommendations on what to wear during your recovery and what to wear once your body is fully healed.
During Your Recovery
Immediately after tummy tuck, you will need to wear a compression garment to help with swelling and support your abdomen as it heals following surgery. Most patients will need to wear this garment for about four to six weeks after surgery. Depending on your healing process, Dr. Savalia may advise you wear the garment for a longer period of time.
During your recovery, you will want to wear soft, loose clothing that is easy to put on and take off. Maxi dresses, zip up sweaters and button-up shirts are great options to help you remain comfortable during your recovery.
Once Your Body Has Healed
Now for the fun part: flaunting your new, flat belly. Many patients find that they are one or two pant sizes smaller after surgery. However, this is not the case with all patients. As you shop for new clothes, don’t forget to try on smaller sizes to see which is the right fit and best accentuates your smaller figure. Skinny jeans and form-fitting dresses are great options following tummy tuck. If you’re not ready to part ways with your favorite garments, consider having them tailored to fit your new physique. When shopping for bikinis, you may be worried that your scars will be noticeable. But keep in mind that the scar will be low on your abdomen and easily concealed by most bikini bottoms.
As tempting as it is to go shopping for new clothes immediately after (and even before) your surgery, it’s best to wait until you are fully healed. It may take several months for your final results to appear, at which time it will be easier for you to shop for pieces that will flatter your new and improved physique in the long run.
Learn More About Tummy Tuck
Do you have questions about the tummy tuck procedure or the recovery process? Dr. Savalia is a trusted plastic surgeon who has helped countless patients achieve a tighter, flatter abdomen with tummy tuck. Schedule an appointment today to learn how the procedure can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Please call the Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery at (949) 759-0980.