Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Information

Qualifications

  • Physically healthy

  • Stable weight

  • Realistic expectations

  • Non-smoker

  • Bothered by the appearance of your abdomen


Preparation

  • Medical evaluation

  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications

  • Stop smoking well in advance of surgery

  • Avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

  • Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and someone to stay with you the first night following surgery


Recovery

2 week recovery time, 6 months no gym. Dressings will be applied to your incisions. Small, thin tubes are temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect. If you experience shortness of breath, chest pains, or unusual heartbeats seek medical attention immediately.


  • *Are not limited to:

  • Belly button issues

  • Infection

  • Scarring

  • Incision breakdown

  • Fluid Buildup

  • Asymmetry

Unlikely Complications