Tummy Tuck Recovery and Final Result

The results of Tummy Tuck are usually long lasting if you keep your weight under control and exercise. You will be given specific instructions  that may include: How to care for your breasts following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, and when to follow-up with your plastic surgeon. Be sure to ask Dr. Tavoussi specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period.

  •     Where will I be taken after my surgery is complete?
  •     What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
  •     Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery? When will they be removed?
  •     Are stitches removed? When?
  •      When do I return for follow-up care?

Previous Tummy Tuck surgery may limit the potential results of a Tummy Tuck. In women who have undergone cesarean section, the existing scars may often be incorporated into the new scar.

Some facts about safety and risks of Tummy Tuck Surgery

The decision to have Tummy Tuck surgery is extremely personal and you’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable. Dr. Tavoussi and/or staff will explain in detail the risks associated with surgery.

Some Possible Risks of Abdominoplasty Include

  •     Unfavorable scarring
  •     Bleeding (hematoma)
  •     Infection
  •     Fluid accumulation
  •     Poor wound healing
  •     Skin loss
  •     Blood clots