Abdominoplasty in Alpharetta, GA
THE GRAIVIER “CORSET” ABDOMINOPLASTY
Patients undergoing a tummy tuck can elect to combine the following procedures for enhanced results:
Abdominoplasty Surgery Recovery
After the abdominoplasty surgery, dressings will be applied to the incisions, and a compression garment will be placed to minimize swelling and support your abdomen as it heals.
Small drainage tubes will be temporarily placed and will come out of the outer end of the incision. No new punctures or incisions are necessary. These will drain any excess fluid and will be removed usually within 5-10 days following surgery.
A pain pump will be placed to drip local anesthetic on the abdominal muscles for three days.
Patients may do light aerobics, mainly walking, as early as one to two weeks after surgery. However, we want you up in a chair and walking the day after surgery. Most patients are driving and return to work after 10 days to two weeks. Patients are asked to refrain from serious exercise for at least four weeks after surgery, though it usually takes up to six weeks to feel back to your pre-surgery energy level.
If necessary, tummy tuck patients will receive a “touch-up” finishing liposuction procedure and removal of abdominal “dogears” approximately four months following surgery. This is done under local anesthesia with oral sedation.
You will be given specific instructions from The Graivier Center that may include:
- How to care for the surgical site and drains
- Medications to apply or take orally to aid in healing and progression of your recovery
- Specific signs to look for at the surgical site or in your general health
- Post-op follow-up appointment information
At The Graivier Center, we value our personal relationships with our patients. Each patient is treated as an individual, and as such, is given a personal consultation prior to any treatment. Dr. Graivier and his staff will meet with you to help you make decisions regarding which procedure(s) or treatment(s) will result in achieving your aesthetic goals. The consultation will conclude with a discussion about the desired treatment, your expectations, the benefits and risks associated with the treatment and post-treatment recovery.