How to Prepare for a Tummy Tuck

Are you a mother who’s looking to get your stomach back to where it was before pregnancy? Or maybe your figure just isn’t where you want it to be. If this is you, a tummy tuck may be the perfect option for you to get a body that you can be confident in. In this blog, we will talk about all the things you should do, from scheduling a consultation to the day of surgery, to ensure that your tummy tuck goes smoothly. 

Schedule a Consultation 

Scheduling a consultation is the first step on the road to your new tummy. A consultation allows you to speak with a medical professional and go over your medical history and determine if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck.

Stop Smoking and Drinking Beforehand 

Smoking and drinking should be limited, or stopped completely, a couple weeks before your procedure. Alcohol and nicotine can have negative effects on your healing process, causing delays. 


A healthy diet will fuel your body and prepare it for a quick recovery. The minerals and nutrients in healthy foods are what provide this added boost to your immune system. Be conscious of what you are putting into your body on the days leading up to your procedure. 

Make Your Home Comfortable for Recovery 

The last thing you want to worry about after your procedure is coming back to a space that isn’t comfortable and welcoming. Make sure that your home promotes healing and relieves stress. Be sure to make arrangements beforehand for someone to help run errands for you and help you when needed, whether that be a loved one or a caretaker. You will be thankful that you took precautions when you are in pain and want to relax and heal. 

Are You a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck? 

If you are in or around San Antonio, TX, and are interested in getting a tummy tuck, take the first step toward the body of your dreams and book a consultation with Dr. Jessica Belz. Dr. Belz is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has the experience and expertise to ensure that your procedure is done with precision and care. Contact us today at (210) 497-7100 or visit us online at to schedule your consultation today!

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01. Get to know Dr. Belz and her team.

02. Discuss your unique goals and concerns.

03. Receive a personalized procedure plan.

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207 W. Sunset Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

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