PREPARING FOR AN

ABDOMINOPLASTY

Abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck" is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and more firm. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall. This procedure is an inpatient procedure, which requires 2 -3 days in hospital.

STEPS TO BOOKING:

  1. Obtain a referral form from your physician

  2. Book an appointment with our office

  3. If you are using insurance (Present insurance card)

MEET THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST

  • Consultation booking

  • Laboratory and Imaging test completed

  • Preoperative questionnaire

   

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:

  • Fast 12 hours prior to procedure

  •  24 hour bowel preparation (Liquid diet)

  • Remember to leave all valuables at home (jewelry, money etc.)

  • Refrain from smoking and use of alcoholic beverages

  • Shower the morning of the procedure 

SURGERY TIMELINE:

  • Patient assessment about 45 minutes after check in

  • Anesthesia takes about 15 minutes

  • Surgery takes about 1 hour 30 minutes - 2 hours 

  • Recovery requires 1 hour

  • Upon clearance by the doctor the patient is released after 2-3 days

RESULTS TIMELINE:

  • Post operative guidelines given

  • Follow-up care

I'm ready to begin...

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BENEFITS:

  • Reduction of Stress Urinary Incontinence

  • Improved Abdominal Tone and Better Posture

  • Ventral Hernia Correction

  • Risks and Rewards

POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS & RISK:

  • Anesthesia risks.

  • Bleeding.

  • Infection.

  • Fluid accumulation (seroma)

  • Poor wound healing.

  • Skin loss.

  • Numbness or other changes in skin sensation.

  • Skin discoloration and/or prolonged swelling

  • Although the risks and complications may occur only very rarely they do sometimes occur and cannot be predicted or prevented by the physician 

 

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