Staying in hospital after abdominoplasty

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Staying in hospital after abdominoplasty

Question might come in your mind, how long you will have to staying in hospital after abdominoplasty surgery. It depends upon various aspects, but 2 or 3 days is mandatory.

In case of abdominoplasty, abdomen is cut, which is one of the most crucial parts of the body, and thus, the abdominoplasty doctors will never take the risk by leaving you, just after the surgery is done. If there are no complications in your case, you will become free from any kind of risks within the next 12 to 24 hours after the surgery. But you will not be fit enough to up on your own feet.

The reason to stay in hospital

The doctors will try to observe yours condition for the next 24 to 48 hours, just to check whether you are fit enough to do all kind of activities. The doctors will also check, whether you are developing any kind of infections, or complications after the abdominoplasty surgery.

Thus, the abdominoplasty doctors will keep you under a close watch for the next 48 hours, in order to ensure that you are completely free from any kind of troubles associated with post surgery. In case of any kind of complications, you may have to stay in the hospital for more days.

Staying in hospital after abdominoplasty

Staying in hospital after abdominoplasty

Duration of Hospital Stay Post-Tummy Tuck?


An overnight stay in a hospital or accredited OR with medical supervision following a tummy tuck provides comfort and peace of mind to patients and their families. As a plastic surgeon, I feel better knowing my patients are being monitored and are in the care of experienced nurses the first night after surgery .
I visit patients in  surgery center the evening of surgery and the following morning. The next scheduled appt. is 2 days later for removal of their pain pump and to check on the patient’s progress.
There is no additional charge for a patient to receive an overnight stay l For some surgeries, the decision of staying overnight with medical observation is the choice of the patient, but with all tummy tucks, major facial rejuvenation surgeries and out of town patients, I insist that patients stay overnight.


Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon


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