A recent study found that patients who were put on a regular diet immediately after abdominoplasty / tummy tuck procedure had a greater chance of quick recovery. Although physicians are wary of being openly enthusiastic about this finding, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has put their stamp of approval in the finding. The result of the study has been published in the May/June 2007 issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal

Study Highlights
a. Researchers studied the medical records of 22 patients who underwent abdominoplasty.
b. These patients were divided into two groups.
c. Traditional medical guidelines for oral intake were prescribed for Group 1 whereas Group II members reverted to a regular diet immediately after their surgery.
d. Other than this difference, post-operative care for members of both groups were the same.
e. Members of both groups had similar post operative feelings of nausea and vomiting.
f. It was concluded that withholding of food intake by abdominoplastic patients was not necessary.