Diary of a Tummy Tuck: Day after surgery

October 13, 2014

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Susan Ward, 36, is a busy mum of five from Dublin. She came to the Avoca Clinic earlier this year to talk about Abdominoplasty surgery and had her ‘Tummy Tuck’ with Dr. Dalia Tobbia this week.

After having five children, Susan became very self-conscious about stretch marks on her tummy. When it became clear that topical creams were just not effective, she contacted the Avoca Clinic to enquire about a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery. She is sharing her journey with us from pre-op to post-op through her personal video diary.

In her latest Video Diary, Susan discusses her experience of the abdominoplasty procedure. The procedure took 2 hours 40 minutes and Dr Dalia decided to use drains for Susan. She had a full tummy tuck including muscle tightening.

Susan reports “The operation was a success. Dr Dalia was very happy with how everything went.”

The day after her tummy tuck, Susan was discharged to rest and recover at home.

She describes feeling “very sore and very tender everywhere”. Susan says, “I found the muscle tightening very hard” but she is looking forward to recovering and will have her first post-operative check with our Specialist Nurse in a few day’s time.

You can catch up with Susan’s pre-op video diary exclusively on the Avoca Clinic blog. Keep an eye out for her next video to see how her recovery progresses.

Our Patient Advisors would be happy to give you more details on Abdominoplasty just call 01 201 4563, we look forward to welcoming you to The Avoca Clinic.


It is important to note that no surgery is risk-free. All the risks associated will be discussed at length with your consultant and you will leave the clinic ready to make an informed decision. Your suitability will be determined during your complimentary consultation with one of our team of consultant plastic surgeons and our promise to you is safe surgery, premium service in luxurious surroundings at affordable prices.

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