What can Beverly Hills area patients expect for recovery after a tummy tuck?

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Dr Dass describes tummy tuck recovery beverly hills
Dr. Dennis Dass, MD of Beverly Hills is a plastic surgeon who provides reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries for men and women. He understands that everyone wants to look their best and many times, this may require surgical intervention. For some, when the tummy area becomes problematic, a tummy tuck may be suggested.

A tummy tuck, sometimes referred to as an abdominoplasty, is a procedure in which excess skin may be removed at the same time as excess fat from the midsection. This is done as an outpatient procedure, and many patients who consider this are often interested in learning about the recovery time necessary to take off work and personal activities.

The tummy tuck recovery timeline will be different for everyone, but for most patients, they can use these guidelines for a general idea. The first week or two, patients will have to manage their pain with prescription medications. They may not be able to stand up straight for a week or two, and may need to be two weeks post-recovery to drive a vehicle again. Light exercise can be started after a few weeks, and most patients can resume all activities again around 8 weeks post-procedure.

There may be some scarring left from tummy tuck procedures. This is normal and should be discussed beforehand with Dr. Dennis Dass, MD. The severity of the scars will depend on how well patients take care of the stitches and the incision area after their procedure. In most cases, the scars will begin to fade after a few years and become less noticeable over time.

Patients are encouraged to follow their doctor’s instructions regarding recovery. Some tips for patients recovering from tummy tuck procedures include:
  • Wearing loose clothing for comfort
  • Wearing compressions garment as directed
  • Staying on top of pain management with medication
  • Walk a little each day to reduce swelling and clots
  • Stay hydrated with water intake
  • Maintain a high fiber diet to help digestion
  • Contact the doctor if there are any questions or concerns




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    So…I was in Los Angeles for a conference this summer and realized that I needed liposuction because I’ve been too busy with work. I decided to have it done while I was out there since Beverly Hills is the plastic surgery capital of the world. I had a consult and immediately booked Smartlipo on my belly and love handles. It was perfect because I had the weekend to recover before flying back home. Its like night and day, I’ve gone down like 4 inches on my waist and the love handles are completely gone. Two thumbs up, way up.*
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    I had to write a review for Dr Dass, because I absolutely love the results from my breast augmentation . He spent time with me and I didn’t feel rushed. Went with the Sientra implants for my piece of mind. The recovery was not as bad as I thought it was going to be, and he saw me for all of my follow-ups. I highly recommend seeing him.*