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Expectations For a Tummy Tuck Houston

As one of the best plastic surgeons in Houston, Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center has seen its fair share of patients frustrated about drainage tubes used in the tummy tuck procedure.  Patients need to remember no medical procedure is a quick fix and more so than any other personal decision, the importance of continued post-operative healing must be a primary concern of the patient, physician, and clinical staff.  Individuals who focus on the recurring check-ups after the surgery as a potential negative should take a real look at their expectations before planning a self-elected surgical procedure.

 The provided example of the use of drainages tubes in the lower body lift, are actually quite necessary in continual healing post-op to assure the patient’s long-term success and the highest quality results.  Remember when you had to wear your retainer after the dentist removed your braces?  The same can be said for the minimal sized drainage tubes that are in place for a few days after the procedure.   Though a chore for some, they are an invaluable part of the continual healing process for patient’s undergoing the tummy tuck in Houston, and it’s not just because of the weather.

 For instance, the body responds to invasive procedures just as it would had incisions been involuntarily created.  Once the plastic surgeon sutures the incisions back to the skin’s original state, the natural response of the body will be to swell with the fluid of the body—especially for the lower body lift and the tummy tuck.  Houston is plentiful with candidates wanting to undergo the procedure with its rich culture of cuisine and southern comfort food.  That’s why it is so critical that they be aware of how we treat this post-operative issue.  As this bodily fluid collects beneath the skin and the swelling can be quite uncomfortable if not allowed to drain out of the abdomen.   Counterintuitive to general logic in the body’s ability to heal itself, the swelling liquid can actually dilute healing immune system cells and increase healing time or even become infected, thus the crucial nature of the drainage of liquid in days following the operation.

 With your total healing comfort in mind, your long term success and our pride in bringing you ever opportunity to achieve the best results, make post-op action plans just as important as the decision to undergo the procedure.  Together we can create the body for which you have been working toward.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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