Duration of Hospital Stay Post-Tummy Tuck procedure?

I'm thinking of having Tummy Tuck surgery, and I was wondering, how long would I have to stay in the hospital after the procedure?

Usually outpatient

For cosmetic abdominoplasties (tummy tucks) the vast majority of patients in my San Francisco Bay Area practice go home the same day. Injection of local numbing medication in addition to a "pain pump" goes a long way in keeping patients very comfortable for the first three days. Pain pumps work by injecting small quantities of numbing medicine in the wound and have been shown to greatly help in controlling pain and speeding up recovery. Issues that may extend your stay include the specifics of your procedure and your general health (things like sleep apnea can definitely make your plastic surgeon want to keep you at least overnight). While hospitals can be great when necessary to provide higher levels of care, if a patient can safely go home that is usually the best practice I hope this helps. Steven Williams, MD

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