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Tummy Tuck Tips

Tips for Achieving the Best Results

There are a number of things that can be done during and after abdominoplasty to ensure the lowest complication rate, the speediest recovery, and the best results. Explained below are a number of the steps Dr. Loftus takes. Ask your doctor if he or she takes these extra steps. If the answer is no, ask why.

Reducing Seroma (fluid collections): Your doctor will most likely place a drain or two at the time of surgery to prevent this. However, another very effective maneuver is for your surgeon to place internal stitches between your fascia (gristle) and undersurface of your fat. This will prevent fluid collection before they start, and often makes it possible to remove your drains within 2-3 days of surgery rather than a week or more. Many surgeons choose not to place these sutures because they are not experienced with them – they find that these sutures cause irregularities, because they are not skilled at placing them. Be certain that your surgeon has experience placing them and that irregularities are not a concern.
Reducing Pain: The greatest source of pain following this operation is related to the rectus muscle, which underlies the fascia (gristle) which is tightened as a part of this procedure. If your plastic surgeon simply injects long-lasting numbing medicine in the muscle, it will markedly reduce your pain and expedite your recovery. Every surgeon should do this, because it is so simple, yet few take the time. Dr. Loftus has found that doing this has enabled their patients to go home the same day, with markedly less pain, even after the numbing medicine wears off.
Reducing Nausea: One of the most common causes of nausea is pain. Dr. Loftus has found that taking the above steps to reduce pain has markedly reduced the incidence of post-operative nausea and vomiting, even in those who are prone to it. Further, Dr. Loftus advocates a number of simple medications which are very effective in reducing nausea. All of their patients receive decadron (a steroid which reduces nausea), Zofran (an anti-nausea medication that is so effective that it is routinely prescribed for cancer patients), and Pepcid AC (this over-the-counter medication is a fabulous drug which further inhibits nausea in surgical patients). By taking all of these steps, Dr. Loftus has found that very few feel nauseated after tummy tuck.
Reducing scarring: Dr. Loftus has found that scars can be reduced by applying topical steroid cream after surgery. If done consistently for about 4-6 weeks, scars fade fast and become much less noticeable.

Dr. Loftus

About Dr. Loftus

Dr. Loftus is a female plastic surgeon who is considered a national authority on plastic surgery, having appeared on numerous talk shows as an expert. Her book has become a best-selling book on plastic surgery and has earned her the reputation as a vocal advocate of patient safety, satisfaction, and education in plastic surgery. No wonder her patients have such great things to say about her…
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My results are amazing - Dr. Loftus is amazing!
My friends can't believe how natural I look!
I had no pain after surgery and recovery was so easy.
The entire experience was fabulous!
I am a nurse who has worked with many doctors, Dr. Loftus is the best!
The care was exceptional and results are incredible!
My results are better than I ever imagined!
Dr. Loftus is a rare surgeon: highly skilled, personable and compassionate!
My experience from start to finish was completely extraordinary!
Awesome results from a skilled and caring doctor.
I love love love Dr. Loftus and everyone in the office!
I've never felt so comfortable and understood in a doctor's office.
I felt so comfortable and barely had any pain at all.
I never knew I could look this good! Thank you Dr. Loftus!!!
Never met such a warm and caring staff anywhere else.
If only every doctor could be like Dr. Loftus, how very fortunate we would be.

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Cincinnati: The Christ Hospital
2139 Auburn Avenue, Suite 201
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 793-4000
5 minutes from downtown Cinci,
At the Christ Medical Office Building

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Northern Kentucky
1881 Dixie Highway, Suite 300
Fort Wright, KY 41011
3 minutes from downtown Cincinnati &
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