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Preparing for Tummy Tuck and BBL
Thank you for your question.
If you are a smoker, you will be asked to stop smoking well in advance of surgery. Aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs can cause increased bleeding, so you should avoid taking these medications for a period of time before surgery. We will ask you to stop some medications, supplements and certain vitamins. A complete list will be provided.
Our doctors perform abdominoplasty as an outpatient procedure. Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and to stay with you for at least the next day or two. When abdominoplasty is performed in conjunction with medically necessary procedures such as hysterectomy or hernia repair, a short hospitalization may be required. Best of luck!
Dhaval M. Patel
Double Board Certified
Follow surgeon's instructions
Follow PS's post-op instructions
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Preparing for Surgery
The best advice is to try and shut it out.
The reality is your end result will depend more on your surgeon's technique and your own tissues rather than any creams or tapes.
Here are my tips to maximise your outcome.
1. Be in the best physical condition you can be in before your surgery
2. Eat a healthy well balanced diet.
3. Don't smoke
4. Avoid any unnecessary herbal medications or vitamins in the lead up to your surgery
5. Give yourself time after your surgery to heal
6. Listen to your surgeon's advice
That is about all you can really do. Your surgeon will have their own advice regarding wound care, follow that and you will be fine.
Preparing for a Tummy Tuck
If you are scheduled with a board certified plastic surgeon then he or she would have discussed with you the possible risks and benefits of surgery and gone over your preoperative care plan. This often includes a medical exam to assess for any medical conditions which would increase your chances for post operative complications such as smoking history and counseled you to stop after explaining why smoking can negatively impact your care. Other conditions such as diabetes would need to be evaluated and under good control before you proceeded with surgery.
In terms of skin preparation, usually good hygiene is discussed and recommended prior to surgery and discussions with your plastic surgeon to cover this aspect of your pre operative care can be helpful to avoid any confusion and ensure that you have done your "checklist" before take off.
Preparing for tummy tuck and bbl
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