The tummy tuck is an effective body-contouring procedure designed to fix loose skin and unsightly belly bulges. The procedure combines multiple surgical techniques over a large area of the body. If you’re planning to undergo a tummy tuck, otherwise known as an abdominoplasty, it’s helpful to familiarize yourself with the period of time before the surgery, known as tummy tuck preparation.

A critical aspect of tummy tuck preparation begins with a healthy and productive frame of mind. Increased stress levels can hinder the body’s recovery capabilities. Being realistic about the procedure and what to expect with the process is important, but this needs to be met with a certain degree of confidence as well. A balanced mindset can alleviate unnecessary levels of anxiety in the days leading up to surgery that may otherwise be counterproductive.

For more tips and information about tummy tuck preparation, contact plastic surgeons Dr. Hustak and Dr. Wentworth at their Houston office. Dr. Hustak and Dr. Wentworth will thoroughly discuss how to prepare for your surgery during your initial consultation.