Your plastic surgeon will carefully
explain your tummy tuck procedure. Prior to surgery,
you will be given specific instructions that may include:
considerations, diagnostic testing and medications.
of surgery instructions and medications.
- Specific information
related to the use of anesthesia.
- Postoperative care
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
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.