What to Expect From a Tummy Tuck Recovery
During a tummy tuck, Dr. Stile will make an incision over your lower abdomen and elevate the abdominal skin off of the underlying six-pack muscles. For this reason, it will take some time for you to fully recover from the procedure.
Dr. Stile will advise that you wait a minimum of six weeks before you participate in any heavy lifting or vigorous activity. If you have a physical job, he may ask you to take a month off work. You can resume work sooner if you have a desk job.
Although the tummy tuck procedure does come with a fairly long recovery period, most patients report that the results make it well worth it. After you’ve recovered, you can enjoy a beautiful midsection for years to come, as long as you lead a healthy lifestyle.
Keep in mind that the intensity of your tummy tuck (whether it’s a mini tummy tuck or full tummy tuck) will dictate your exact recovery plan.