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Preparing for your abdominoplasty surgery

Abdominoplasty New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Zevon will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for tummy tuck surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins, and medications.

If you smoke, plan to quit at least one to two weeks before your surgery and not to resume for at least two weeks after your surgery. Avoid overexposure to the sun before your abdominoplasty in New York City, especially to your abdomen, and do not go on a stringent diet, as both can inhibit your ability to heal. If you develop a cold or infection of any kind, your tummy tuck surgery will probably be postponed.

Whether your abdominoplasty surgery is done on an outpatient or inpatient basis, you should arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery, and to help you out for a day or two after you leave the hospital, if needed.

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