Abdominoplasty - Post op Instructions
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE TUMMY TUCK PROCEDURE?
After the tummy tuck procedure, bandages or dressings are applied to the incisions and the patient is wrapped in elastic bandage or compression garment. This helps to minimize swelling and discomfort after the procedure. These also offer much needed support to your abdomen after the surgery.
Thin drainage tubes are placed under the skin to drain excess fluid or tissue.
Specific instructions from the surgeon may include:
- Taking care of surgical drains and sites.
- Topical application of the medications and also oral medications for control of infection.
- Specific concerns to look at the general health of your surgical site.
- Information about follow-up care.