What should I do to avoid complications during and after surgery?
Doctor Answers 4
Have a good medical check
A Caprini and sleep apnea scoring are excellent pre op.
Make sure you wear compression stockings during and after your surgery.
And move around early.
Blood clots are perhaps the biggest risk after tummy tuck
Make sure you don't have certain clotting disorders such as Factor V Lieden and others.
Being overweight, on the pill, or estrogen replacement can add some risk.
It is very common to have concerns regarding complications, and think about the impact on family, around the time of surgery. The best way to avoid complications is to be in good health, get your procedure done by a reputable doctor at a reputable medical facility, and follow your doctor's instructions carefully.
Best of luck!
The five most important words are: "American Board Of Plastic Surgery".
Also, the surgery must be performed in an accredited surgical facility and the surgeon must have privileges at a local hospital.
Patient safety is top priority!
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Listen to your surgeon, ask questions and give yourself ample time to recover.
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