Tummy Tuck at a Glance
WHAT TO EXPECT
Preparing for an Abdominoplasty
Dr. Flint meets with you to listen to your goals for the surgery. She examines you and then explains the procedure at length. All of your questions are answered. You can review samples of Dr. Flint’s work via before and after photos of her past patients. You are given information regarding fees and an opportunity to select a date for your surgery in Scottsdale.
Tummy Tuck Recovery Scottsdale
The procedure takes between 90 minutes and two hours, depending on your size and other factors. You will be given general anesthesia for the procedure. You must stay over one night in the recovery care center, but you are allowed to return home the morning following surgery. Discomfort is controlled with muscle relaxants and pain pills. Drainage tubes remain in place for approximately five days. You are allowed to shower two days after the drainage tubes are removed. No lifting is allowed for six weeks; however, most people return to work after two weeks. Swelling may persist for four to eight weeks. The final results are very dramatic, permanent, and satisfying.