Many individuals considering going under the knife worry about what their recovery will entail. A tummy tuck is a more intensive surgery, and as a result, the recovery time is a bit longer than less invasive procedures that are performed on an outpatient basis.
Recovering from an Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Recovering from a tummy tuck requires patience and careful attention to the instructions your doctor provides. It is an intensive treatment since it involves tightening of the muscles, removal of skin and in some cases, fat removal. Below you will find some details on what you can expect from the recovery process:
- Typically, you will spend one night in the hospital at minimum for monitoring and pain control.
- Stitches that are applied are usually kept in for 5 to 7 days.
- Bed rest for the first few days following surgery is typically recommended to patients.
- Very light exercise is most often suggested following the period of bed rest in order to help with the healing process.
- A compression garment is usually provided to wear after the procedure.
- Compression stockings may also be needed for the legs, which reduces the likelihood of blood clots.
- As your body heals, listen to it and ensure that you don’t push yourself too hard!
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