Tummy tuck, BBL & Lipo; just wondering what do I need to bring and buy?

Going to Dominican Republic to have surgery done. Tummy tuck, bbl,lipo and just wondering what all do I need to bring and buy

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Tummy tuck, BBL & Lipo; just wondering what do I need to bring and buy?

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Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well..

Stop using Multivitamin (because the Vitamin E and A) at least 2 weeks before surgery.

What you should bring:

Iron, Vitamin C, Complex B. omeprazol Feminine Pads  Compression socks Body wipes Face towels Tooth paste,  tooth brush, mouth wash preferably the travel size.  Flat Shoes Summer dresses about 3 or 4 One cotton tank Your laptop or iPad or cellphone If you have diabetic bring your Gluco Test.  They could be required during the stay at home recovery. Bring constipation pills, usually after surgery is necessary. ALso you can buy here. If you have asthma bring the drugs for nebulization. They could be required during the stay at home recovery. Abdominal Board Epi Foam boppy pillow (BBL) Other extras thing you  may need:

1. package of 6 white tees 2. 1 package of 6 cushion ankle socks 3. 1 plush throw 4. Arnica cream  5. 3 bars dial soap 5. Neosporin 6. Antibacterial hand wipes 7. wet cleansing towelettes. 8. Dulcolax 9. Tylenol, Advil 10. Rose mosqueta oil 11. Bio oil 2 oz. 12. Adhesive tape 13. Gauze pads 14. Latex gloves (2 box) 15. Travel size toiletries at walmart comes with toothbrush/paste,shampoo,cond.,mini comb,deodorant,lotion..will also take makeup and hair bands) 16. Adult diapers (if you will has BBL) 17. Loofa 18. Female urinal

Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 441 reviews

Multiple procedures, some advices:

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Thank you very much for sharing your concerns with us.

For safety reasons, to be a good candidate for the procedures you want at the same time, your labs and cardiovascular preoperative evaluation must be optimal.
Therefore, you must be a healthy person, within an appropriate BMI and no history of diseases that increase the surgical / anesthetic risk degree.
Finally, I recommend you a skilled certified plastic surgeon in body contouring surgery and experienced in cases like yours where the planned operating time is less than five hours.

Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.- 

Emmanuel Mallol Cotes, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 367 reviews

Out of country surgery preparation

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Thank you for your question.

If you are traveling out of the country for your procedure then I would make sure you have your housing accommodations arranged for your stay while you are there, if you have a sitter or need to bring someone with you to supervise you the first 24 hours and help assist you while you recover. Ask your doctor what supplements/medications you should stop taking before surgery, most important are anything with blood thinning agents in it and remain nicotine free for at least 30 days prior to surgery and after surgery. I would also find out if you have to order a compression garment or will they provide one for you. Bring all your prescribed medications, loose fitting clothes, surgical garments and BBL pillow if traveling home before 3 weeks post op. This can be used if needing to sit for long periods of time in the car/plane etc to take pressure off of the buttocks. Best of luck in your endeavors.

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 86 reviews

What to bring and buy

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1.       You will need to provide identification with a photo in order to complete your admission. (Government issued ID, Passport or Driver’s License)

2.       You need to bring loose clothes. Example maxi dress, sweats, button down shirt, etc. T-Shirt/tank top to wear under your garment.

3.       Box of baby wipes

4.       Thick menstrual pads (to be placed under your garment to provide cushion)

5.       Compression Socks. 

Yily De Los Santos, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 1,741 reviews

Tummy tuck, BBL & Lipo; just wondering what do I need to bring and buy?

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You may need to bring garments and BBL pillow if your surgeon is not supplying them for you.  You should always contact your surgeon about preoperative and postoperative instructions and concerns.  Surgery and the recovery period is a complex interaction of what was performed and how your body reacts.  There are not going to be easy answers to this online, because there is not enough known to make an intelligent recommendation.  I make myself available to my patients  by email and phone both before and after surgery for this very reason.  This answers the question.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

BBL and TT

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First, I would stay locally for treatment as post-op care is very important.  Second, I do not like to perform the BBL at the same time as a tummy tuck because it an increase the risk of complications to the abdominal skin flap.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Tummy tuck, BBL & Lipo; just wondering what do I need to bring and buy?

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We recommend our patients to purchase ABD and chux pads, tylenol XS, some patients like to use arnica... Check with your surgeon since each surgeon has a slightly different pre op protocol.  Good luck.

Ron Hazani, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills General Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 317 reviews

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