First of all I do all of my cosmetic surgery at North Texas Hospital which is on the very southern border of Denton on I-35 East. This a partially physician owned hospital of which I am one of the physician owners. I do not use a nurse anesthetist to put you asleep, I only use board certified anesthesiologists and therefore I virtually have no anesthetic problems. This is something many people aren't aware of and it should be one of the first questions asked to the plastic surgeon. Also, if someone either requests or needs to stay overnight there are mostly Intensive Care trained nurses on hand to take care of your every need.
A wonderful procedure. I remove as much skin as possible and also tighten the abdominal muscles that may have have been widened from pregnancy. You may have to be bent over for about a week following the surgery but it is well worth it. I usually place one drain and always remove it in 7- 10 days, no later. There is some swelling post-operatively but the results are quite obvious immediately.