Taking into account you are ready to undergo any cosmetic surgery, the first step is to make an appointment with a surgeon and consult all the pros and cons regarding the procedure. Most surgeons inform you mostly of the things you should or shouldn’t do after the surgery, however, hardly ever do they provide detailed information on how to prepare for it, except for the medical issues, such as medications or anesthesia etc. The aim of this article is to provide the most important measures of pre-surgical preparations before a Tummy Tuck procedure, however, they may be found useful for other cosmetic procedures as well.
Smoking has a very negative influence on the healing process as it increases the chance of post-surgical complications. So, if you are a smoker, you must quit smoking completely for two weeks before and after the procedure.
A drastic diet before the surgery can also have a counteractive repercussion on the healing process. In order to avoid it, you should keep a fairly stable weight, as weight fluctuations have impact on the final outcome, especially if they happen after the procedure.
The surgeon should inform you of all the medications and supplements that you must stop taking before the surgery, as well as of the anaesthesia requirements. You need to remember that taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements is not allowed here as they make the blood thinner and may lead to bleeding.
It is forbidden to eat or drink at least 10 hours before the procedure due to the general anaesthesia requirements.
Organize everything at work, and at home so that after the surgery you do not have to trouble with other matters than resting and getting better.
It is very convenient to have someone who pick you up from the clinic and take care of you, in case you might need help or support.
Another important advise includes emotional attitude as it is also very significant: you should prepare yourself for mood swings, feeling tired and hurt, as well as being swollen and bruised after the surgery. You need to relax and stay patient, as it will take a couple of months to return to the pre-surgical emotional and physical state. A good idea is to provide yourself with “distractions,” especially in the days following the surgery.
Taking into consideration that convalescence takes some time, and swelling may last for about 3-4 months you should not expect to see the final results until all the swelling decreases.
Prior to the surgery make sure that you have the following things prepared at home: ice-packs, comfortable clothes, telephone close to your bed, painkillers (you will probably receive some from the surgeon), whatever else will help you feel more comfortable and relaxed, a hand-held shower as well as shower chair may also be quite practical.
Please, note that the final results depend not only on the surgeon, but also the anatomical conditions of the patient and healing process.
If a patient is not satisfied with the results from the surgery and from the medical point of view there is a possibility to correct it, we offer corrective procedure free of charge. However, the patient needs to pay for flights, accommodation, etc. on his/her own.
– Finn/ Norway, AbdominoplastyProfessional from the pick-up at the airport until leaving me at the airport at the end. Felt secure during the whole process, and was informed along the treatment. I will not be in doubt next time.
– Susan, Liverpool, UKOn August 2010 Dr Rataj carried out abdominoplasty with liposuction, which as a treatment is not easy. My expectations were fulfilled, I am very pleased with the surgery and thus ended my complexes (about my stomach)! In addition, the scar is very aesthetically pleasing and beneath my bikini-line. I’ve seen a number of results and mine, compared to those seen in other women, are the best! Dr. Rataj is very friendly, patient and thoroughly explained the operation. The Clinic is very modern, nurses have a lovely disposition, and most importantly post-operative care is excellent. I really recommend it!
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