How should I prepare for body lift surgery?
In preparing for body lift surgery, you may be asked to:
- Get a lab test or a medical evaluation
- Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
- Stop smoking
- Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements and other medications that may increase bleeding
Body lift surgery may be performed in an accredited office-based surgical facility, ambulatory surgical center or a hospital.
If your body lift is performed on an outpatient basis, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery, and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.