How Soon Can You Go Home After Your Tummy Tuck Procedure?

Tummy Tuck Surgery

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty is a popular body contouring surgery which removes excess skin and stubborn pockets of fat from the stomach, while also tightening abdominal muscles, resulting in a visibly thinner and smoother silhouette. This transformative procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, which means that you can return home the day of your surgery. However, should you so desire, our caring Body by Craft patient care coordinators can arrange for your care throughout the recovery process, looking after every detail so you can focus on what matters most – relaxing and rejuvenating.

Recovery After Procedure

Following the procedure, you will be taken to the recovery room, where you will gradually wake from the anesthesia. While the length of time spent in the recovery room depends on a number of factors, including how quickly your body metabolizes the anesthetic, on average, patients spend about one to two hours in the recovery room. Most patients do not recall recovery time in the facility due to the effects of anesthesia. While a small percentage of patients may experience nausea due to the anesthetic, medication can be provided to alleviate this discomfort. We will also ensure that you are kept comfortable by providing pain medication as needed and warm blankets as desired.

Post-Op Recovery

Once you feel fully awake and alert and able to take some food and water, you will be permitted to leave the facility. Although rare, in some instances, patients are required to stay overnight so we can monitor their progress and ensure a speedy recovery. This is only necessary when the surgery is unusually long or when there are underlying health concerns. Once you return home, it is important to be sure that a friend or family member can be by your side for at least the first 24 hours following your procedure as you may require their assistance.

Tummy Tuck Results

However, if you are travelling from out of town, or simply want the comfort of knowing that a licensed medical professional is standing by, our caring and compassionate team at Body by Craft would be happy to arrange for your stay at our luxurious surgical suite where you will be provided with 24-hour care throughout your recovery. We will also be happy to recommend nearby Miami hotels to suit your taste.

In addition, our patient coordinators can facilitate your transportation to your post-operative appointments, where you will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Craft, who will review your progress, answer any questions you may have, and ensure you are healing well. Whether you opt to recover in one of our surgical suites or in the comfort of your own home, our team at Body by Craft will be there for you every step of the way. Should you have any questions or concerns throughout the recovery process, you can always contact us for advice and reassurance.

If you are considering a tummy tuck in Miami, we welcome you to contact our clinic to schedule a consultation with Dr. Craft, a knowledgeable and compassionate expert in body contouring surgery.

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