What to Expect Before, During, and After a Tummy Tuck

At Modern Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we understand that the journey to a revitalized body contour through a tummy tuck can be exciting and daunting. This procedure offers a transformative path for those looking to reshape and refine their abdominal area. Continue reading to learn more about what you can expect at each stage of your tummy tuck journey, ensuring you are well-prepared and informed.

Before the Procedure

Initial Consultation

Your tummy tuck journey begins with an initial consultation at Modern Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. During this session, you’ll discuss your aesthetic goals, medical history, and lifestyle with one of our expert surgeons. This communication is essential in determining the most suitable approach for your abdominoplasty. We also recommend that you ask all your questions during this time to clarify any concerns about the procedure or the recovery process.

Pre-Procedure Preparations

Once you decide to proceed, preparation is critical. We advise patients to maintain a stable weight and follow a healthy diet to optimize outcomes. Not smoking is crucial at least six weeks before surgery, as smoking can significantly impair healing and increase the risk of complications. Additionally, you will receive detailed instructions about medications to avoid before surgery to minimize the risk of excessive bleeding.

During the Procedure

On the day of the surgery, you’ll arrive at Modern Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, where our team will be ready to ensure your comfort and safety. A tummy tuck typically involves removing excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightening the abdominal muscles. The procedure usually takes two to three hours and is performed under general anesthesia.

Throughout the surgery, our team will meticulously monitor your vital signs and comfort levels. Our surgeons employ precise techniques tailored to your specific needs and aesthetic desires, focusing on minimizing scarring and maximizing the refined contours of your new abdomen.

After the Procedure


Immediate Post-Operative Recovery

Immediately following the surgery, you will be taken to a recovery area, where our staff will closely monitor you as you awake from anesthesia. You can expect some discomfort, which is manageable with prescribed pain medication. Having someone available to drive you home and assist you for a few days post-surgery is essential.

Long-Term Healing and Results

Recovery from a tummy tuck can vary but generally involves several weeks of reduced activity to ensure optimal healing. We encourage patients to walk around as soon as possible to promote blood circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots. Follow-up appointments at Modern Aesthetic Plastic Surgery are crucial for monitoring your progress and advising when it’s safe to return to daily activities and exercise. To best maintain your new figure, you should not plan on having more children after surgery and you should live a healthy lifestyle by incorporating a healthy diet and regular exercise routine.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are located in the Newtown or King of Prussia, PA, areas and are interested in learning if a tummy tuck is right for you, contact Modern Aesthetic Plastic Surgery today by filling out our online contact form.

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