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Body Procedures Post-Op Instructions

After Abdominoplasty, the patient will usually stay overnight in the hospital and return home the next day with the help of a friend or family. They may shower the day after surgery and will wear a stretchy wraparound “girdle” to protect the area for several weeks. Drains are removed in 5-14 days, if in place. Heavy exertion and exercise should be avoided for 6-8 weeks if the abdominal muscles have been tightened during the surgery. They may return to light work in 10-14 days.

After liposuction, the patient requires a family member or friend to take them home and spend the evening with them. They need to wear a girdle for 24 hours a day for 7-10 days and then 12 hours a day for a month thereafter. They can remove the girdle and shower anytime. They can return to work in 2-4 days but must avoid heavy exertion for 2-3 weeks. Oozing is expected from the areas of liposuction for approximately 24 hours after surgery. Swelling and black-and-blue is quite obvious for approximately 7-10 days. Sun exposure should be avoided in the areas of liposuction for 2-3 months to avoid the risk of hyperpigmentation (blotchy color to the skin). The final result may not be evident for 6 months.

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Information For Traveling Patients
Information For Traveling Patients

We are happy to communicate in English, Spanish, French or German. Patients coming from out of the state and U.S. are offered advice and assistance with transportation, reductions on hotels and other lodging, visa letters, foreign insurance company correspondence, and letters to sponsoring foreign governments. Children and their families are eligible to stay at the…

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