Tummy Tuck
Understanding the Surgery
 
  Understanding tummy tuck surgery
Is a tummy tuck for you?
Making the decision
Understanding the surgery
What to expect after surgery

 
 

 

Your plastic surgeon will carefully explain your tummy tuck procedure. Prior to surgery, you will be given specific instructions that may include:

  • Pre-surgical considerations, diagnostic testing and medications.
  • Day of surgery instructions and medications.
  • Specific information related to the use of anesthesia.
  • Postoperative care and follow-up.

In addition, you will be asked to sign consent forms to assure your plastic surgeon that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and any risks or potential complications.

Possible risks of a tummy tuck include blood clots or blood pooling beneath the skin (hematoma), fluid accumulation, infection or poor healing of the incision site. Any surgery carries risks associated with anesthesia. These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent.

It is important that you address all your questions directly with Dr. Kim. It is natural to feel some anxiety, whether excitement for the anticipated outcomes or preoperative stress.

A tummy tuck may be performed in Colorado Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery's accredited office-based surgical facility. It is more commonly performed under general anesthesia, although local anesthesia with sedation may also be used. These decisions will be based on the requirements of your specific procedure. Dr. Kim and assisting staff will fully attend to your comfort and safety.


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Dr. Geoffrey Kim
Colorado Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery
7180 E. Orchard Rd., Ste. 206
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

 
P (303) 741-3131
F (303) 741-3132