Tummy Tuck Surgery
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes loose skin and excess fat from the abdominal region and tightens the underlying muscles.
It is a popular procedure for people after significant weight loss. Many women also include a tummy tuck as part of a mommy makeover to address the abdominal changes that occur because of pregnancy and childbirth.
How Long is Recovery From a Tummy Tuck?
The recovery time after a tummy tuck varies for each patient based on factors such as general health, age, and the extent of the tummy tuck performed, i. e. a mini tummy tuck vs. a full tummy tuck. However, most patients recover fully after about 6 weeks.
We have noticed that patients in the good physical condition who exercise regularly tend to recover faster. Getting enough rest in the days immediately after surgery and closely following the post-op guidelines will also help speed up recovery.
Some patients can return to work as soon as two weeks after surgery, but those with physically demanding jobs may need up to 4 weeks off.
If you have any concerns about the speed of your recovery after tummy tuck surgery, we encourage you to talk to Dr. Coville about your concerns.