Using Essential Oils After Your Tummy Tuck

Extreme weight loss and the birth of children can result in many women developing sagging or loose skin through their midsections. If you are hoping to restore the shape of your body by getting rid of your loose skin, then a tummy tuck could be the answer.

Many women think that they need to rely on pharmaceutical medications to help with the recovery process after a tummy tuck. If you are trying to reduce your reliance on medications, here are two essential oil recipes you will want to have on hand following your tummy tuck.

1. Chamomile and Lavender Oils

It's not uncommon to experience some pain as you recover from your tummy tuck, since your skin and muscles will be exposed to some mild trauma during your surgical procedure.

If you don't want to take narcotic pain medications, you can try using essential oils to find relief from your post-surgical pain. Blending chamomile oil and lavender oil together with a carrier oil (like coconut or olive oil) can create a mixture that will help you find instant relief from your pain.

Lavender oil helps sooth sore muscles, and chamomile oil has the ability to promote a healthy response to inflammation within the body. Be sure that you have lavender and chamomile oil on hand to help you combat pain naturally as you recover from your tummy tuck.

2. Carrot-Seed Oil

One important aspect of any tummy tuck recovery is helping to minimize scarring. You can use essential oils to help reduce the likelihood that the surgical incision used to cut off excess skin from your midsection will leave behind an embarrassing scar.

Using an essential oil like carrot seed-oil prior to your surgery can help improve your skin's elasticity, making it possible for the skin to heal faster while showing minimal scarring.

Mix some carrot-seed oil with a carrier oil and rub the mixture across your lower stomach in the weeks prior to your tummy tuck. As your surgical incision begins to heal, ask your doctor when it is safe to apply this topical ointment to the incision area to further help reduce scarring.

Understanding the ways in which essential oils can be used to help you recover from your tummy tuck will reduce your dependency on pharmaceutical medications after you undergo a tummy-tuck procedure. Keep chamomile and lavender oils on hand to fight pain, and stock up on carrot-seed oil to help reduce scarring as you heal from your tummy tuck.

Talk to your surgeon about when it is safe to use essential oils after surgery, or visit sites such as to find a surgeon near you.