Be sure to tell Dr. Tavoussi everything about medication you take, all the healthy issues and your medical back ground for the procedure to go more smoothly and comfortably for you. If you are a smoker, it is recommended that you stop smoking well in advance of the surgery. Smoking can affect your ability to heal.

Certain medications that increase the risk of bleeding such as Aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and some vitamins/homeopathic regimens should be discontinued prior to post-bariatric surgery. The surgeries are performed in a safe, certified facility one year after bypass surgery or when weight loss has plateaued for three to six months.


Almost all body lift procedures are performed  under general anesthesia. Some plastic surgeons will combine the general anesthetic with epidural anesthesia, mostly to manage postoperative pain. It is important that the facility that the procedure is performed in is an accredited facility where the type of anesthesia utilized is allowed.