Patients in and around the New Jersey area who are unhappy with the contours of their body and have been fighting unwanted fat and skin laxity on the belly often take the time to schedule a consultation appointment and examination with a plastic surgeon in the area such as Dr. Edmund Kwan, MD. At Dr. Edmund Kwan, M.D., we offer a large selection of services for patients who want to improve their body and face. The tummy tuck surgery is often requested by patients who want to drop several pant sizes and enjoy a flatter abdominal area.
The tummy tuck procedure for the belly begins with a consultation appointment. At this time, Dr. Edmund Kwan, MD may speak to patients about the many procedures available through his practice that can be used to dramatically enhance the body. Some patients can even combine multiple procedures such as liposuction and tummy tucks, depending on their specific areas of concern and how much work they plan on having done to achieve these results.
After patients have chosen to have the tummy tuck procedure done, they schedule their surgical date. Patients will be advised as to medicines to take or avoid beforehand and may suggest fasting for several hours before the procedure. Patients should arrange transportation to and from the surgical facility and have already discussed recovery and healing instructions prior to their procedure. Most surgeries only take an hour or two depending on how much work is done, and patients will be comfortable with general anesthetics to sedate them.
Healing and downtime are expected, and patients may be prescribed medications to ensure they are comfortable as their body begins to heal from the surgery. Patients may need to take some time off of work in order to help their body recuperate during this time. A follow-up appointment with Dr. Edmund Kwan, MD is encouraged so he can check the progress of healing and ensure patients are free from any developing infections or further risks that may occur due to poor care of the incision and treatment area.