How Does a Tummy Tuck Work?
You’ll be under general anesthesia during your tummy tuck procedure.. Dr. Coville will make an incision along your bikini line and remove excess sagging skin and fat from your abdomen. He will also tighten your abdominal muscles to give you a firmer, more aesthetically-pleasing belly.
How Much Recovery Time Can I Expect With a Tummy Tuck?
Your recovery time after a tummy tuck will depend on your post-op care, age, general health, and the type of tummy tuck performed. Most patients can return to work one or two weeks after their tummy tuck surgery, depending on how physically demanding their work is. If your job requires a lot of physical activity, you may need to wait longer until you can return to work. You must avoid any strenuous activities for four to six weeks to allow your body to heal properly.
Following your plastic surgeon’s tips is essential during your recovery, such as scheduling follow-up appointments at Cornerstone Plastic Surgery to have an easy recovery and avoid post-surgery complications. You’ll also want to get plenty of rest, eat a well-balanced diet, sleep on your back in a reclined position, and wear compression garments and bandages.
In addition to getting plenty of rest, it is also important to avoid smoking as you recover, as the chemicals in cigarette smoke can interfere with your body’s healing process and cause serious complications. To avoid these complications, you should also quit smoking for four to six weeks before surgery.