Once you have decided that it is something you want to move ahead with, you can choose a surgeon you are happy with, before organising to meet for a consultation. Our group of surgeons are all specialists in their own right and we can talk through each one with you so that making the decision is a little easier. During your consultation you will meet with your surgeon and talk about your goals and desires for your procedure.
If you smoke, your surgeon will ask you to stop at least two weeks before the surgery until two weeks after the surgery. Since smoking makes complications more likely and slows down healing, this is a necessary part and is compulsory – it is not enough to simply slow down, you must stop.
Your surgeon will ask you to drink plenty of water in preparation and eat a nutritious, well-balanced diet. Again, an important stage in helping you heal better. These habits can be continued post-surgery too, to keep your immune system strong. This will also mean you maintain a healthy body weight without too much fluctuation.
We will ask you about any medication you are taking and discuss your physical routines. They may ask you to stop taking certain tablets or vitamins until well after tummy tuck surgery.
Your tummy tuck surgery will go ahead as per your personalised schedule and by removing excess fat and skin, as well as tightening the muscles in your tummy region, your surgery will leave you with a tighter, firmer abdomen
Post-surgery, we ask that you are realistic and plan adequate recovery time. Our surgeon recommends at least two weeks off from daily responsibilities, for rest. It is important that you get help if you have children and avoid heavy lifting or traveling for three weeks following your tummy tuck surgery.
To learn more about what you can do to prepare for tummy tuck surgery, call our experienced co-ordinators to discuss and schedule a complimentary consultation with our specialist team.