If you’d like a flatter, firmer tummy but sit-ups aren’t helping, a tummy tuck can give you the results you desire. A tummy tuck is a very popular cosmetic procedure that’s requested by women and men, but the length of the downtime is a concern for many of them. Consequently, plastic surgeons are often asked this question – how long is recovery from a tummy tuck.
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a procedure that is done to firm and tone the tummy by reducing excess skin and fat, and tightening muscles in the abdominal wall. The procedure is often requested by women post-pregnancy, or by individuals that have lost a lot of weight.
A tummy tuck is the ideal procedure for men and women that are in good shape, but have a little too much abdominal skin that does not respond to diet and exercise.
How long is recovery from a tummy tuck?
The recovery after tummy tuck surgery can range from 2-4 weeks, at it depends on the extent of the procedure done. More recovery time is needed when the abdominal muscles are tightened during surgery.
Patients can expect to experience some pain and discomfort during the first 2-3 days, but pain medication is prescribed to minimize the pain.
Patients that have a sedentary job are usually able to return to work within 2weeks of surgery, but thosewith jobs that require strenuous activity may require an additional 2-3 weeks of downtime.
Are you ready to shape and firm your tummy with a tummy tuck? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Athens, GA area, Pittman Plastic Surgery is our featured practice
You can reach them at www.pittmanplasticsurgery.com, or by calling 706-549-3203.