16 Dec Flatter, Firmer and Attractive Tummy with Abdominoplasty(Last Updated On: April 19, 2018)
About The Procedure
Abdominoplasty (panniculectomy, abdominal lipectomy, tummy tuck) is a surgical procedure of the abdomen that remove excess skin and fats, tightening muscles and eliminating or improving scars of the lower abdomen.
Post-operative complications such as infection and blood clots are rare, but it can occur. Infections can be treated by drainage and antibiotics, but will prolong your recovery. You can minimize the risk of blood clots by ambulating after surgery as possible .Poor healing, which results in conspicuous scars, may necessitate a second operation. Smokers are advised to discontinue smoking three weeks prior and after surgery thus smoking, is one among the harmful side effects, it decreases blood flow to the skin, increases the risk of complications and delays healing. You can reduce your risk of complications by closely following our instructions before and after the operation, especially with regard to when and how to resume physical activity. If you have any questions regarding your postoperative instructions, do not hesitate to contact the office.
Preparation before Surgery
Inform your Doctor about your medical conditions such as bleeding disorders, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, asthma, hernias or a history of smoking. Your height and weight will be recorded.
- Discontinue medications that can cause bleeding during surgery. Surgical procedure will be explain by your doctor and also your Anesthesiologist.
- They will take a photo of your abdomen and areas involved in your operation. Specific instructions regarding the date and time of your procedure will be given to you.
- You are not allowed to eat or drink anything after midnight or night before surgery. Exceptions may be made for certain individuals.
- You Should bring a company with you on the day of the operation and for the first follow up visit after your surgery.
- You should wear loose fitting clothes that will wash easily in the event they are soiled. Do not wear jewelry, contact lenses or bring valuables to the operating room.
- Remove all body jewelry from pierced body parts this can interfere with the procedure because of the use of electro cautery during the procedure.
- Do not shave or wax your abdomen prior to surgery; this may increase your risk of infection. Any shaving that is necessary will be done by our staff on the day of surgery.
Doctor performs abdominoplasty operations with general anesthesia.