Instructions for Abdominoplasty



  1. Maintain head of bed at 30-degree angle.
  2. Keep knees flexed on 2 pillows.
  3. When getting out of bed, turn on side then push up avoiding flexing abdominal muscles.
  4. Record drain regularly (each drain separately) and write down on a sheet of paper.
  5. Wear garment at all times.
  6. May shower after you are seen by Dr. Afifi.
  7. NO ASPIRIN, IBUPROFEN, ALCOHOL or anything that causes bleeding for 2 weeks.  If in doubt, please ask Dr. Afifi.
  8. No heavy lifting (greater than 10 pounds) or sexual activity for 4 - 6 weeks.


  1. Medications:
    •Vicodin 1tablets by mouth every 4 hrs as needed for the pain.
    •Cipro 500 mg 2 times per day by mouth until gone.
  2. Activity:  Important to walk 4x/ day around house, after surgery.
  3. Diet: Clear liquids, advance to regular diet as tolerated.

Call office for: A) If temperature is 101.5 or greater
         B) Excessive drain output.
         C) Localized swelling or fluid collection.
         D) Redness extending from incisions.
         E) Purulent or foul smelling drainage from incisions.

  1. Any questions or concerns during business hours, call Dr. Afifi office (949) 767-7444.
  2. Follow-up Appointment: Dr. Afifi wants follow up appointments at 3 weeks, 6weeks, 3 months, 9 months and yearly after the procedure. It is your responsibility to make these appointments.

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