If you are planning to have a tummy tuck, you may have a few questions on the tip of your tongue.
Here are some of the things you might want to know before you head over for plastic surgery in Thailand.
When will I have a bikini body?
Unfortunately, you won’t walk out of the operating room and be able to squeeze into those skinny jeans straightaway.
One of the side effects of plastic surgery is swelling, so it is likely you may need to wait up to eight weeks before you are ready to show off your trim belly to the world.
However, you will be able to start seeing results a month after surgery.
Do I need to stay in bed after surgery?
It is advised you book in at least two weeks rest after your operation – and why not spend this time in tropical Thailand?
Allowing at least a fortnight of relaxation will mean you should be fighting fit in no time. Immediately following surgery you will need to stay in bed to avoid problems with dizziness.
As you can damage the delicate muscles of your abdomen after surgery, you may need someone to help you get to the bathroom the first few times.
It is best to roll over gently to get out of bed, but if you have any questions, your medical team can help you out.
Do I need to wear an elastic abdominal pressure garment under my clothes?
For the first two weeks after your operation, you will need to wear an elastic band over your abdomen.
This will help reduce the swelling and bruising. Your medical team will provide this and advise you about how to wear it for maximum benefit.
Will I have a scar?
Unfortunately, it is impossible to perform this operation without leaving a trace. However, your surgeon will talk to you about the best ways to minimise this.
Most surgeons use techniques that leave a scar that can be covered by a standard bikini so others at the beach may not even notice a few extra lines!