While every patient is different, you can expect your tummy tuck recovery to take about six weeks. During these six weeks, you’ll need to wear an abdominal binder, which can help reduce post-op swelling while helping you maintain your new shape.
Most of your recovery will take place during the first two weeks after your tummy tuck surgery. During the first few days, you’ll likely feel uncomfortable as the effects of general anesthesia wear off; this is perfectly normal, and your plastic surgeon may prescribe pain medication to help with this discomfort.
A majority of patients are able to return to work after the first week of recovery; however, if you have a more manual job, you may be asked to hold off on getting back to work until the end of the second week. You’ll be prohibited from lifting anything heavier than five pounds during the first three to four weeks of your recovery.
Dr. Greenberg and his entire staff were amazing throughout my entire process. Dr. Greenberg explained all the steps and what he could do. His staff was there for me throughout the whole thing and my crazy questions. Follow up was great and the final results are outstanding!!