10 Tips for Recovering from a Tummy Tuck
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Steps to a Successful Recovery

Although a tummy tuck—or abdominoplasty—is usually elective surgery for cosmetic reasons, it’s still major surgery with an extensive recovery. To make your recovery go as well as possible, think about your needs in the days and weeks following your surgery. Start with these 10 tips, from making yourself comfortable at home to caring for your incision.

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  2. Tummy Tuck. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. http://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/tummy-tuck.html#content