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Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty

  • Blood thinners like aspirin should be released 10 days prior to abdominoplasty.
  • Herbal medicines and herbal teas except green and black tea are recommended not to use 1 week prior to surgery.
  • If you are not able to give up smoking permanently, we advise to give it up 15 days prior to surgery and also do not kindly smoke for 15 days after the surgery for healing.
  • We recommend not to use alcohol 3 night prior to surgery.
  • If you use any drug or its derivatives, please inform your doctor.
  • Please use all medicines, especially painkillers, as recommended even if you don’t have pain.
  • Our patients are free to get liquid foods in 6 hours after the surgery. If there is no nausea, they can start soft and normal diet. Everything is free for your diet after 1 day from surgery. The foods which cause constipation should be avoided in the first week.
  • To be in position tilted forward 45 degrees while lying on bed and walking is important to prevent pain and tightness feeling. This position surely must be kept. Exercises should be started to walking upright 3 days after surgery. 5 days after surgery, you should walk upright. If necessary treatment and suggestions are followed strictly, you will not have any problem except slight whimpers.
  • You can wear high-heeled shoes 15 days after the surgery.
  • You will need to use corset for 3-4 weeks after the surgery.
  • You can take a shower 48 hours after your drains are taken. However, please remember to renew your medical dressing after shower.
  • Medical dressing with antibiotic cream and baticon is recommended for first 15 days. And the next week, you may use antibiotic cream and keep the seam moist is helpful but it is not essential.
  • Lying prone in 1 month after the surgery might cause pain and damage your wounds. Therefore, it is not recommended.
  • On 20th day after the surgery, gentle massage on seams 2-3 times per day with Kenakort A skin ointment will reduce the trails which may occur.
  • We don’t have any special dietary recommendation as obstacle for your feeding. Drinking plenty of water is helpful.
  • Please visit your doctor to bid your stitches in the navel on 14th day.
  • Postoperative controls will be at 2nd week / 5th week / 3rd month / 6th month / 1st year after the surgery if your doctor doesn’t provide any different information.
  • Heavy lifting and sporting with abdominal movements are not recommended for 1,5 month after the surgery.
  • Even 1 day after surgery, flatness on your tummy and thinning on your waist will make you happy. You will put on weight first 15 days due to edema. However, please keep in mind that it was not about your body shape. Edema will reduce quickly in first month. However, the final result will be evident 3 months after the surgery and healing process will be completed 1 years after operation.