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I am getting a full tummy tuck w/ lipo and a breast lift w/ implants. Not getting it until oct. will I have to stay overnight?

  • Blonde in bluffton
  • Bluffton, Sc
  • 1 year ago

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I stayed overnight. Meds were controlled, my legs had the circulation bands and not to ention my O2 levels were too low. THAT made me glad I didnt have a choice. The additional $600+ was not an issue when im already spending so much to look good. It was included in my quote. maybe call the PS AND the operating center. Mine was in the same building same level. I also threw up (only one time but several times at the same time) my pain meds afer midnight, it was crucial to have someone there to monitor y oxygen and pain mgt. My hubby stayed next to me in a cot. I LOL'd at breakfast that he got, It was one expensive continental breakfast for sure.Update us on the overnight thing.Oct. will be here real soon :)
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were having the same procedures and my doctor has me stating overnight 2 nights have you asked your doctor about it?
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I had a TT with lipo of the flanks on 26th July. I stayed overnight and so glad that I did. I ended up vomiting but the nurses were able to give me anti nausea medication Zofran. If I had been at home I could have been vomiting all night and possibly have torn my stitches.
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Hi I am 3 days pre op I am booked in on 1st august- for tt and bl with implant and staying in 2 nights! Sacred stupid but so excited x
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I only had 3 hr TT but with Hx of alcoholism, high BP and smoking I stayed overnight.

. I don't care what my doc's reasons were I am very glad I spent the night. The nurses not only took great care providing comfort, they taught me all sorts of aftercare things I would have had to bug my doctor about when I got home.
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i will be staying at the hospital for 2 nights. i am having T/T ba and lift.
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This is the exact Combo i had on 6/30. Surgery was just under 5 hours and I went home that day.
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Thanks! I feel better about not stayin over!
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Don't fret, but make sure you have someone with you that can help you. (ie lift you feet while helping you lean back without engaging your abs). Am now 18 days post op am doing really well. Good luck.
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Thanks! I will tell him I want to stay over night. What you said makes perfect sense. Thank you again.
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I would insist on staying overnight especially since you are having multiple procedures done at once. As a nurse, I've learned that you have to speak up in regards to your health and safety because some doctors try and take the easy way out. It would be wise to stay over night so they can closely watch your vital signs, you can continue to wear the compression hoses to help prevent DVTs (the ones that blow up every so often), to monitor your output, control your pain with IV meds since they act faster than pills, so they can monitor for bleeding from your incision sites and etc. If I were you, I would express my concern in regards to staying over night with the PS. Remember you are the one paying him. He will not have to be bothered during the night while you stay as long as nothing goes wrong so it is not going to cause him to do anymore work. Patient safety always comes first!!! Plus by staying it will allow you the opportunity to ask the nurses any questions that you may have not thought of before and the nurses can educate you and who ever will be helping you out on how to empty and care for the drains, they can give you step by step instructions on how to change to your bandages when it's time, tell you what signs and symptoms to look for in regards to post-op complications such as infection, tissue necrosis and etc. I'm sure the PS is going to tell you he will be giving you or may have already gave you all the post-op care instructions on paper, but sometimes it's better to be taught one on one and to be able to ask someone in person any questions, concerns or fears you may have about going home and recovery. I am planning on having a TT, BA and lipo done all at once and I will be staying over night. Majority (not always, nothin is exact and everyone is different) of the time any serious complications will arise within 24 hours....but like I said they could arise 48, 72 hours after surgery or not at all. The hospital I worked at kept all their surgery patients for a minimum of 24 hrs. Just remember its your body and your life, if you feel better about staying overnight then express that concern with your PS. If your PS still says you will not need to stay overnight then you may want to second guess using him because your safety should be his number one concern. Hope I helped you out some and sorry for the post being so long. :)
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My dr said he doesn't do overnight stays unless the surgery is more then 6 hours. He says mine will take 5.
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I would think so, just because you're having multiple things done...
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