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During your tummy tuck planning phase at Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Martin O’Toole will carefully explain steps you need to take before your procedure to help minimize risks and increase positive results. We encourage you to ask any questions you have during this time to ensure you are completely comfortable with what is required before your procedure.

In Advance of Surgery

In advance of your tummy tuck surgery, you will need to:

  • Quit using any products that contain nicotine including e-cigarettes, patches, and gum
  • Stop using certain medications, supplements, and herbs
  • Reach body-weight benchmarks that increase the likelihood of optimal results

Some of these things will need to be done weeks before your procedure, making it important to discuss smoking habits, medications, and supplements you take during your initial tummy tuck consultation.

Preparing for Recovery

You will want to make space in your home where you can comfortably rest during your tummy tuck recovery period. This space should include magazines, books, movies, and anything else that will promote rest and relaxation. Arrange for assistance around the house before your procedure as well to help ensure you are provided sufficient time to recover.

During your tummy tuck consultation Dr. O’Toole will discuss preparation in greater detail and help you better understand the best ways to get the rest you will need following your surgery.

To schedule your tummy tuck consultation with Dr. O’Toole, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery today.