If I decide to go with a tumescent tummy tuck because my doctor says it is safe. should I still watch for the risk of increased bleeding and if so for how long after the procedure?
How Long After Tumescent Tummy Tuck Should You Watch for Increased Bleeding?
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Bleeding with tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
Bleeding tends to occur in the first 24 hours following surgery and then again between 7-10 days after surgery.
Tumescent effects on bleeding with body sculpting
Tumescent infiltration helps to reduce bleeding for up to 6 hours but may be followed by vasodilation or increased blood flow in the post operative period for 6 to 12 hours. The same may be said of any procedure that involves local anesthesia with a vasoconstrictor, commonly epinephrine. If you are using tissue compression with a firm garment or elastic bandage, this will help to minimize the potential for postoperative bleeding. It also helps to keep your activity to a minimum during the first 24 hours, so don't be out shopping for a new bikini just yet.
Bleeding after Tummy Tuck
First of all, tumescent tummy tuck is not a procedure. Are you referring to an abdominoplasty or to tumescent liposuction. In most cases I perform tumescent liposuction at the same time as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), but the term tumescent tummy tuck is not standard. I am just asking because I want to make sure that you are having the correct procedure. As for bleeding, there is a small risk with any procedure, but you and your surgeon will know if it happens - it is not something that you should expect to happen. Good luck.
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