A tummy tuck procedure is an excellent way to smooth and enhance the contours of your abdomen. Knowing what to expect following your treatment at Park Cities Plastic Surgery is often essential to a successful tummy tuck recovery.
At our Dallas, TX, practice, Dr. David Liland is devoted to patients recovery and makes himself available for all follow-up care and questions. After your procedure, he will also provide you with guidelines that detail how you can maximize healing.
The First 24 Hours
The day of your surgery, you will need a designated driver to escort you to and from our facility. After the procedure, we will wrap the surgical site and stitches with bandages and, if necessary, place drains. We will monitor your recovery for several hours at the surgical facility to ensure your safety before approving you to return home. When you leave, you will receive a list of post-surgical instructions, which will often include recommendations such as:
- Taking prescribed medications to minimize inflammation and the risk of infection
- Taking over-the-counter pain relief
- Monitoring and changing your surgical drains and bandages
These instructions will often include information regarding when you should return for your first follow-up visit, as well.