To remove the excessive skin and fat of the abdominal wall and to gain exposure to the muscles of the abdominal wall an extensive incision must be made from hip bone to hip bone running
Drains are removed once the output is very minimal. Every patient is different, however, minimizing your activity will reduce the amount of drainage.
Yes, you will have drains placed into the abdominal wound following a tummy tuck procedure. Two drains will pull fluid from the wound. You will be given instructions prior to leaving our office on the
Immediately following your tummy tuck, you will have a binder wrapped around your waist. To maximize your cosmetic result, you will be required to wear this binder for a period of four weeks day and
Included in your surgical fees is a Marcaine Infusion Pump. Also known as a “pain pump,” a Marcaine Infusion Pump is a thin catheter, placed into the surgical area
Driving is usually permitted one week after discharge.
No, you may not drive for a 24-hour period following sedation of any kind. You will need a responsible friend or family member to take you home and care for you for at least the
There is a circulating nurse who will greet you, perform preoperative assessment, and prepare you for the day. You will then meet with your Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist who will start your IV and answer
Cosmetic procedures such as this are performed in our office surgical suite. We have a separate preoperative area, full anesthesia capabilities in our main operating room, and comfortable post-anesthesia care unit with private bathroom facilities.