What is tummy tuck recovery generally like? If I get it done, what can I expect post-op care, checkups, pain? How long does complete recovery from a tummy tuck take?
Tummy tuck recovery – not as bad as you think
Although the recovery can vary greatly from patient to patient, these are the guidelines that I give at the time of the consultation:
- walking in a stooped position for 3 or 4 days
- standing normally and able to go for short walks after day 4
- return to work (desk job) after two weeks
- light exercise (not using the abs) after four weeks
- full activities (gradually) after six weeks
The most common comment I get from my patients after a tummy-tuck is “it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be”. Many patients have had a previous c-section and most will tell me that the post tummy-tuck discomfort is less and that the recovery is easier. I routinely inject the sheath surrounding the abdominal muscles with a long-lasting anesthetic at the time of the surgery and this helps a great deal in minimising post-op pain and the need for narcotics.
May 1, 2013 at 10:07 am
Tummy tuck is a surgical procedure helps to make the abdomen firm. The excess fat and skin from the abdomen area is removed to make it firm and tighten the muscles. This blog is very nice and the information about the tummy tuck recovery is very useful. Thanks for sharing the information.
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