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What Healing Products Might I Need For My Tummy Tuck?
The Tummy Tuck Recovery & Preparation Store is devoted to a wide category of tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) products that women and men may use before and after their procedures to enhance their comfort during the healing journey, treat their symptoms, and speed up their recovery. Our Store is packed with lots of hearty tummy tuck information to help you have the best and happiest tummy tuck recovery.
Tummy Tuck Compression Garments
Minimize Swelling, Help Skin Fit Better To New Shape, Speed Up Healing, Improve Circulation
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Travel to the Support & Compression Garments department of the Store, where you can try out a wide variety of well-fitting, high-quality, and comfortable garments for your tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The Store has garments for both women and men. Following a tummy tuck, your doctor will ask you to wear a compression garment. Wearing a compression garment after tummy tuck is essential to improve blood circulation, minimize swelling after the procedure, accelerate the healing process, and allow the patient to return to daily routines sooner. A compression garment also provides support to surgical areas for more comfort and helps the skin fit better to its new contours. Depending on your doctor, you may need to wear compression garments during both the First Stage (initial 1-2 weeks of post-op) and Second Stage (2-8 weeks post-op) of recovery. For this reason, you may need to get both a First Stage garment and a Second Stage garment.
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Cold & Hot Therapy
Reduce Post-Op Swelling & Bruising, Soothe Traumatized Skin
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Cool off in the Cold & Hot Therapy department of the Store where you may find a wide variety of specialized product solutions for treating post-operative swelling and bruising. The department includes specialized cold and hot compresses that can effectively provide both cold and hot therapy to swollen and bruised areas. As the surgery causes post-operative swelling and bruising to take shape, cold and hot therapy is needed to help reduce these symptoms. Cold therapy is very effective for reducing swelling, relieving sensations of pain, and accelerating the healing process. Hot therapy helps break down and disintegrate bruising discolorations and provides moisture or dry heat to areas of discomfort. Hot therapy can also be soothing on sore areas and tissues that have undergone surgery.
Elevation & Wedge Pillows
Keep Swelling Down, Lower Stress On Body, Promote Optimal Circulation To Healing Areas
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Transform your resting area into the perfect recovery nest by visiting the Recovery & Comfort Pillows floor, where you can find bed wedge pillows that are specially designed to provide proper alignment and to keep your affected swollen areas (upper and lower abdomen) comfortably elevated in a 45 degree angle that helps reduce swelling. Elevation enables optimal blood circulation to all the vital healing areas. Many patients find bed wedges to be a superior and more comfortable elevation solution compared to putting oneself above pillows on a bed. The advantages of wedges compared to pillows are that they are sturdy, you do not have to worry about slipping off as you would with pillows, you have far less tension and stress on your body, and you do not have to periodically rearrange the wedge as you would with pillows that shift around and fall.
Healing Vitamins, Supplements & Homeopathic Remedies
Take the natural path to healing in the Healing Vitamins, Supplements & Homeopathic Remedies aisle of the Store, where you can find healing supplements and homeopathic remedies (arnica montana, bromelain) products that can accelerate healing, shorten recovery time, minimize post-operative swelling and bruising, support wound healing and improve scar appearance, help you have less pain and discomfort, promote repair and growth of tissues damaged by surgery, and protect the body from infection by enhancing the immune system defenses.
Scar Healing & Appearance Improvement
Limit Post-Op Scarring, Flatten, Soften & Smoothen Scar, Lessen Scar Size & Thickness, Reduce Redness & Itching
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Minimize the appearance of your scars by biking to the Scar Healing & Apperance Improvement floor of the Store, where you can find scar healing creams, silicone gels and ointments, and silicone sheets that are specially designed to improve the healing of your scars and help in scar reduction. These scar reduction products can help flatten, soften and smoothen the scar, limit scar growth and size, and reduce scar thickness. These scar treatments can also lessen redness surrounding the scar, reduce the discomfort of itching that can occur along the scar lines, and help maintain the skin’s moisture balance and elasticity of adjacent skin. Scar healing products can be effective and have benefits for months following a cosmetic procedure.
Maximize Comfort While Resting, Avoid Muscle Tension & Body Aches
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To help you rest and heal in style, the Recovery & Comfort Pillows aisle features a wide variety of pillows that can maximize your comfort and help you avoid muscle tension and aches during the healing journey. Due to the need to rest and sleep (often in an elevated position) during the initial phase of recovery, having to remain in the same position for long periods of time causes patients to experience all kinds of muscle tension and aches in areas such as the neck, shoulders, back, arms, buttocks, knees, and legs. This leads to patients having difficulties resting and sleeping properly during the recovery and is a cause for frustration. Fortunately, there are some special comfort pillows that are specifically designed to reduce tension and discomfort when resting and to help you have the pain-free rest that is crucial to healing. These products include anything from a u-shaped pillow, and leg separator, to knee and leg wedges and lifts.