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    Tips on how to reduce swelling after tummy tuck Poland

    Updated November 28, 2018
    ClinicHunter Ltd
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    In general, swelling that is any abnormal enlargement of a body. Swelling may have many reasons. Swelling is the result of the increased movement of fluid and white blood cells into the area of inflammation.  After any action which our body recognizes as injury, cells release chemicals what affect the permeability of blood vessels in the area of trauma. Our body concern any surgery as a trauma. This permeability increase allows fluid-containing proteins, white blood cells to reach injured areas of body and to begin healing process. This causes swelling in injured areas.

    Swelling after tummy tuck  Poland is completely natural.  Swellings are a normal reaction of the body to an injury. Plastic surgery Poland for sure is a kind of trauma / injury for body, as written above.

    There are some techniques to stop swelling, they are aimed at decreasing the permeability of blood vessels. That way fluid (lymph) does not pass through them to the tissues. Below you may check some of these methods.

    Eat healthy anti-inflammatory food after tummy tuck surgery

    Your diet should be full with vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables. Meals should be light and healthy.  After tummy tuck in Poland, for sure, you should avoid: refined carbohydrates (white bread, pasta), fried food, soda, sodium, and sugar, steaks, burgers and margarine.

    There is a list of healthy anti-inflammatory/anti-swelling foods you should add to your meals

    • Arnica Montana
    • Bromelain
    • Ginger
    • Chili peppers
    • Parsley

    Use cooler pack or ice

    Ice is known to be useful at stopping pain and swelling after tummy tuck Poland. It helps with swelling and discomfort by lowering the speed that nerve cells send their electrical signal. Decreasing tissue temperature with the ice may also slow down the rate of production of inflammatory factors.  And this will include some noxious pro-inflammatory metabolites that will sensitise nerve endings to pain. The application of ice contracts blood vessels and decreases the amount of blood and lymph going through them. Ice should be applied to injured areas up to 72 hours after surgery.

    Wear compression garment to improve tummy tuck results

    Garments that are placed at the time of surgery aims to reduce the amount of edema and bruise by applying counterpressure. It is advised to wear garment even for a 3 weeks, except bathing, etc. Our surgeons insist on wearing garment at least 23 hours daily in the first 2 weeks, then 12 hours daily for 3rd and 4th week would be enough.There are some other benefits of wearing garment. The compression garment improves your final result by assisting skin to shrink

    Watch your sodium intake

    Limiting sodium is helpful in minimizing swelling. It is essential to reduce sodium intake before surgery to prepare body. Also after surgery you should limit sodium. You may try a salt substitute, potassium chloride if you can not imagine meals without sodium.

    Stay hydrated after the surgery

    Drinking plenty of water is also essential for healing process. You should not be dehydrated, because that way your body will have to allocate energy away from healing and toward other functions, potentially prolonging your recovery. What is more well hydrated cells heal better and faster, so drink at least 2 liters of water before and after surgery. Remember that coffe and tea is not water and does not hydrate body.

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