What is the immediate post operative care after tummy tuck?

Advertisement
Advertisement
Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Our tummy tuck patients are given careful instructions to follow after their surgery. First, 2 drainage tubes remain in for 7 days. The patient must drain fluid each 6 hours for 7 days until there is less than 25 cc/day in each drain. Pain medication usually includes vicodin or tylenol #3, antibiotics are given for 1 week and dressings are changed on day 1, and day 7. An abdominal binder is worn for at least 6 weeks to allow for compression and skin tightening. 

Continue Learning about Abdominoplasty Or Tummy Tuck

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.