Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tummy Tuck Recovery Tips

The recovery period after a tummy tuck in Omaha may take several weeks.  Here are some tips to help make your recovery as comfortable and short as possible.

1) Take all prescribed medicines. Your surgeon will prescribe postoperative pain medications and antibiotics which you should take as directed, especially in the first 24 to 36 hours.  Strict adherence to the pain medication regimen is necessary in order to avoid severe discomfort as the doses “wear off.”  Many patients also find that stool softeners are helpful because of the constipating effect of the narcotics.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Plastic Surgery on the Rise for Those 55 and Over

It’s true you can feel good and look good at any age.  According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more patients over the age of 55 are undergoing plastic surgery now than in years past.

The greatest number of surgeries which this demographic tends to opt for are "… surgical body contouring procedures (liposuction, tummy tuck), eyelid surgery and breast augmentations,” according to ASPS President Dr. Michael McGuire.  Men are showing an interest in body enhancements, while facelifts remain a popular choice.