Pain and discomfort after Tumescent Tummy Tuck can be minimized.
Pain is subjective. Each individual has their own perception of discomfort. Dr. Bermant takes the comfort of his patients very seriously. He has evolved techniques to minimize pain and discomfort with his surgical sculpture.
Tummy tuck patients for years typically have needed significant pain medication. Dr. Bermant noted that his patients having liposuction, tumescent breast reduction for men and women, and mini-tuck abdominoplasty were much more comfortable than than those having tummy tuck abdominoplasty. That was when he evolved his Tumescent Tummy Tuck methods. Since then, he has been pleased with the increased comfort his tummy tuck patients now report.
Many different factors contribute to comfort after surgery.
Degree of the problem
Sculpted tissue can be uncomfortable. How much is sculpted can factor into patient comfort after surgery. Even Dr. Bermant's Tumescent Tummy Tucks with extended incision and high lateral tension techniques have been commenting about their comfort after surgery
Left Picture Tumescent Tummy Tuck after massive weight loss.
Right Picture MiniTuck Abdominoplasty
Anesthesia techniques can preempt pain. Dr. Bermant has evolved his Tumescent Anesthesia with Sedation to an art form. Waking up from surgery comfortable is the start of the process. Each patient's tumescent technique and sedation are individualized for the best operative experience. Special medications minimize nausea. We ask each patient to help us after surgery by limiting vertigo effects of travel motion by limiting their travel for at least 24 hours. Surgery
Tummy Tuck surgery can take many forms depending on the problem, preferences and skill of the surgeon. Dr. Bermant has evolved his surgical sculpture to minimize bruising, swelling, and trauma. With his Tumescent Tummy Tuck, he minimizes tissue injury with precision sculpture. That is how he is able to post tissue evolution pictures so soon after surgery.
Dr. Bermant has designed his patients' recovery after surgery to minimize pain and discomfort and ease early return to work and activities.
6 Days After Tumescent Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty
The belly button dressing has just been removed by Dr. Bermant. The white tapes are added support for the wound. Superficial sutures are all typically dissolvable. Learn more about this patient. This was a high lateral tension sculpture yet, there is negligible bruising with Dr. Bermant's Tumescent Tummy Tuck.
Some patients prefer the option of possible injection medication after surgery and choose our hospital ambulatory surgery up to 23 hour stay (which can easily be extended for those who want the reasonably priced extended stay). Most patients tell me they are comfortable enough on oral medication and either just stay less than a day or leave the hospital the same day of surgery.
Each of Dr. Bermant's patients is given a prescription for strong pain medication. However, most of our patients seem to need few of the more powerful pills and then take just regular non-prescription Tylenol for comfort after surgery. Our patients typically say they feel sore and tender like they just had a heavy work-out.
What you do after surgery has a great bearing on comfort.
After Your Surgery
We had our patients become part of the team to optimize results. After Dr. Bermant evolved his surgical sculpture techniques to have such little swelling and bruising as seen on these web pages, small factors can influence the result. Understanding aftercare and limitations of activities is important. Comfort is Nature’s way of letting you know what a recovering body will tolerate. Push healing tissue too far and you will injure it causing further damage, discomfort, and swelling.
Before Dr. Bermant's Tumescent Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty (more on this male patient).