Why do I need nurses after surgery?
Private duty nurses are required for forty-eight hours after surgery. They are arranged by our staff. These nurses are specially trained to take care of abdominoplasty patients. They monitor vital signs and the surgical site, provide dressing and drain care, administer medications including injectable anticoagulants, and assist with feeding and ambulation. They prevent unnecessary activities in order to minimize the possibility of developing a hematoma. They meet our patients at the office following surgery and escort them either home or to a hotel to continue postoperative care.