Time between the preoperative appointment and tummy tuck surgery

How long between your preop appointment and tummy tuck surgery? Can it be done in the same week?


  1. Annelle says:

    Mine was barely a couple of months and that was because I was waiting on insurance to approve or not approve. They didn’t and as soon as I found out that I had to pay out of pocket, I was scheduled for 6 weeks later.

  2. Bobb says:

    Depending on when your ps does surgery. & scheduled surgery.

  3. Bobb says:

    Well my plastic surgeon penciled me in for April 11 and told me she has someone scheduled for that date and if their insurance don’t follow through that I will be taking that slot. So I’m wondering when will I have my preop?

  4. Annelle says:

    Carmen they’re late on your preop. Mine was last week….early and my tummy tuck surgery is also on the 11th.

  5. Carmen says:

    I don’t know what to think now.

  6. Annelle says:

    I say reschedule for a later date. Or call and ask them about it.

  7. Carmen says:

    Can’t reschedule this is the only time I have to do this besides summer but can’t in the summer because my plastic surgeon is moving out of Sr tate and I want her to do my surgery.

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  9. Annelle says:

    Ooooooooh. Gotcha.
    Well go ahead call about the preop. And what will you do if the other plastic surgery doesn’t get canceled?

  10. Carmen says:

    She said that there are always people canceling and she will call me immediately.

  11. Annelle says:

    I hope all works out for you.

  12. Carmen says:

    I’m just praying it goes in my favor. Since I’m paying cash

  13. Carmen says:

    No insurance here

  14. Annelle says:

    Oh I’m cash too. Shit

  15. Carmen says:

    Lmao, it’s the only way to go. Can’t imagine paying credit for it than it costs you double the money. Chute.

  16. Michael says:

    Hi everyone. The preop labs can be done the same day as tummy tuck surgery if they are doing labs. Don’t worry about this. But you should know when tyo start your antibiotics, no blood thining medicine, and you should know what supplies you will need.

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  18. Annelle says:

    Exactly Michael. I already have my prescriptions…since last week.
    No red wine or NSAIDS five days before surgery. No smoking, of course. and no crazy quick fad diets before surgery. Have Gatorade/poweraid or some other liquid that has electrolytes.

  19. Michael says:

    I tell my patients no NSAIDs no ASA no Vit E no alcohol 2 1/2 weeks before and after tummy tuck. No smoking 6-8 weeks before and after

  20. Annelle says:

    Michael you’re right. My doc DID say 2 or more weeks before tummy tuck surgery. Went back and read my paperwork. I was wrong with 5 days. Don’t know what I was thinking.

  21. Michael says:

    Good luck. Post pictures.

  22. Michael says:

    For example. I can cover privates and post this. She is my patient two weeks after I did a lift only

  23. Carmen says:

    Good luck sweetie you must be excited. Sending prayers your way.