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Looking online you look like a “dark horse” candidate for a list of best oc tummy tuck surgeons. I see your results look nice and your medical board sheet is clean. You write that you don’t do liposuction with your full tummy tucks though and you keep your patients overnight with a private nurse. How do you get tight looking results without the lipo and is the overnight really necessary?
Thanks for the kind words “best oc tummy tuck surgeons” although the “dark horse” part is kinda plus and minus.
Lipo really doesn’t tighten anything. In tummy tuck surgery it is the design of the tissue removed and the closure that does that. The blood supply of the tissue after a tummy tuck makes lipo (in my opinion) risky if done too aggressively. I see my tummy tuck patients with less swelling and with a better shorter recovery since I dropped the flank lipo years ago. I do not make “Swell Hell” patients very often and my skin necrosis rate is very low.
The overnight stay with the private nurse is mainly for leg vein clot prophylaxis as well as to teach patient the “dos and don’t s” of tummy tuck post-op before they go home. I insist upon overnight stays of this sort for anything over a minor tummy tuck in a really healthy patient. The cost is nominal and my safety record has been really great.
I guess I have a defined philosophy for tummy tuck surgery and thus far it has worked pretty well.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2011-07-01 07:30:51.