How To Prepare for a Tummy Tuck Procedure

Perfect,Slim,Toned,Young,Body,Of,The,Girl,.,An An abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic surgery used to contour and tighten the abdomen. During the procedure, your surgeon removes excess fat and skin and tightens the abdominal muscles, which may have become separated due to pregnancy or weight gain.

If you’re interested in a tummy tuck, taking the proper steps during your preparation and recovery is essential to ensure you achieve long-lasting results. Keep reading to learn more about how you can prepare for your procedure and recovery.

Candidates for a Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck isn’t for everyone. Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck include those who are at a stable weight and are generally in good health.

We also recommend that patients receive a tummy tuck after their last child, as pregnancy after a tummy tuck can adversely affect your results.

If you have heart disease or diabetes, you may not be a candidate for a tummy tuck, as this can put you at increased risk of complications. Furthermore, if you have a body mass index over 30 or are using tobacco products, you will have to quit smoking and reduce your BMI before you’re eligible for this procedure.

Preparing for a Tummy Tuck

Before you go in for an abdominoplasty, you will have a consultation with Dr. Ryan Frank, who will review your medical history and perform a physical exam. Be sure to provide a thorough background on your medical history and that of your family. You should also bring a list of your medications with you – if any of them pose a risk to your recovery, you may have to stop taking them temporarily.

In addition, Dr. Frank may ask to take photos for your medical record so you can compare the before and after photos. He’ll then discuss your expectations, including why you want a tummy tuck and your goals for your procedure.

Finally, we recommend arranging for help during the recovery process. This includes having someone to drive you home after the surgery and stay with you for at least the first night after you return home.

Schedule a Tummy Tuck Consultation

To learn more about abdominoplasty, schedule a tummy tuck consultation with Ryan Frank, MD, at 403-245-1228. We proudly serve Calgary and the surrounding areas in Alberta.


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