Read our response to US patients in ASAPS’s «Ask a Surgeon».
«It’s really a lot about communicating and informing patients and health staff it’s fully feasible and even beneficial for the patients to be home after a tummy tuck operation, some of the advantage is that patient would be in her surrounding and environment, also one even more important factor is the mobilization of the patients with would naturally in this case which dramatically reduce the risk of pulmonary embolus and deep venous thrombosis. We discharge our tummy tuck patients, who get deep sedation with TIVA and local Anesthesia, about 2 hours after the procedure after the approval of anesthesia personals. We keep our operation time to a maximum of 3 hours. This should of course only be applied to healthy patients without any complicating diseases and an adult should be close to the patients for at least 24 hours following the procedure. Patients can take pain killer with them, also drain and should come first check one day after surgery, they should be in an aria no more than one hour drive from the clinic and have a Mobil contact Nr always available to contact if needed. Last thing is also this will be more rewarding economically for patients and even doctors. «