If you're a Maryland patient getting ready for a tummy tuck (or any other cosmetic procedure), you probably know that preparation is crucial. Dr. Chiaramonte will provide you with detailed steps you can follow before your procedure to ensure your tummy tuck will go smoothly.
However, if you're still in the research stage, it can be helpful to know what you can expect to experience before you undergo a tummy tuck. This isn't a comprehensive list, of course, but these three steps will give you a glimpse of the needed preparation.
Here are three steps to prepare for a tummy tuck:
- Quit smoking. This is good advice in general, but it's important before a cosmetic procedure. When you quit smoking, you aid blood flow, which greatly stimulates healing. You should expect not to smoke for at least two weeks before your tummy tuck.
- Make logistical arrangements. You won't be able to drive yourself home after a tummy tuck, so you'll need to have a driver arranged ahead of time. Furthermore, you'll need to take it easy for a couple weeks after your procedure, so make arrangements ahead of time to have someone help you around the house.
- Give up certain medications. One of the issues Dr. Chiaramonte will discuss with you before your procedure is the list of medications you are taking. Some of these can interfere with a surgical procedure or the healing process. As such, Dr. Chiaramonte will talk to you about which medications you'll have to stop taking before your procedure. This can include vitamins and supplements as well.
We understand you might be a little nervous about your tummy tuck. We strive to address all of your concerns and ensure you have a safe, pleasant plastic surgery experience.
If you have questions about preparing for a tummy tuck in Maryland, please call Bella Cosmetic Surgery today at 301-567-6767 for a consultation. Dr. Chiaramonte and our skilled staff serve clients throughout Maryland, Washington DC and Alexandria and Fairfax, Virginia.