There are many reasons why people opt to undergo a tummy tuck procedure, but the main reason is to feel comfortable in their own skin. Maybe they’re a mom and want their old body back or recently lost a significant amount of weight and would like to get rid of that extra loose skin. Whatever the case is, a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, will definitely improve the appearance of your midsection for the better!
When you undergo a tummy tuck, your plastic surgeon will remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen and then tighten the area’s connective tissues at the same time. Finally, the remaining skin will also be repositioned so that you have more toned look, providing you with the results you want.
You’ll be given specific instruction for your after care, which will include how to care for the surgical site and drains, what medications to take, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site and when to follow up with your surgeon.
But most importantly, you’ll be instructed to wear supportive garments for best results. This can last for a few weeks or even a few months. According to Dr. Shelila S. Nazarian, MD, every surgeon has their own protocols when it comes to post tummy tuck care. “Your surgeon is best equipped to answer [the question of how long to wear supportive garments]. Especially since he or she knows your case intimately,” she recommends. While these supportive undergarments will prevent fluid buildup in the region and provide much needed abdominal support while healing, they can often be uncomfortable.
This is where lip foam can greatly help! Fabricated from the highest quality of fine cell polyurethane foam, Lipofoam is designed to provide a uniform, smooth compression at your healing area. It’s meant to be worn inside of your compression garment or simply adhered to the surface using Hollister Adhesive spray.
Lipofoam makes healing more comfortable since the areas where the tummy tuck was performed will be sore and painful. The Lipofoam will provide extra cushioning in these areas, helping make you more comfortable while at the same time enhancing your recovery. Not only does it add more compression to help the area drain correctly, but it will also help reduce inflammation and flatten the abdomen more. Wearing the Lipfoam after a tummy tuck will exert enough pressure to prevent the formation of bruising after the surgery. At the same time, it helps the skin from sticking to the muscle to avoid flaccidity.
Many doctors recommend Lipfoam because it can accelerate the recovery and success of a tummy tuck, allowing you to have optimum results. “I use it with all my patients,” describes Justin Yovino, MD, FACS. “It definitely helps reduce swelling and bruising. I provide this for all my patients.” Many other doctors recommend it for the first few weeks after a tummy tuck for best results.
With Lipoform, you can easily cut it to any desired size or shape, making it ideal for tummy tucks, as well as a number of other plastic surgery procedures. You’ll be able to customize the size for surgery on your arms, thighs, chin or any area where uniform healing is necessary.
So if you’re thinking about getting a tummy tuck soon, make sure to ask your doctor about using Lipofoam!