A tummy tuck can be a great way to get rid of stubborn fat and excess skin after weight loss or pregnancy. The procedure involves an incision along the lower abdomen and trimming away unwanted tissue. The muscles are pulled taut and reattached to increase longevity and provide a flattering tummy.
What To Expect Immediately After Your Long Island Tummy Tuck
The vast majority of patients will return home after their surgery. You will need to be driven home by a trusted friend or family member, and you may need assistance at home for a few days. You will have stitches and drains at the incision site. A compression garment will promote healing and hold everything in place. You may feel groggy at first.
Your skin will feel tight after being re-draped, so you may bend over slightly when standing or walking. Prescription pain medication will help control the discomfort. A follow up appointment will be scheduled one week after your surgery. The stitches will be removed and Dr. Small will monitor your progress. He will advise when you should return for your next follow-up and update your aftercare instructions.