What to Expect After a Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck surgery at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery has been slowly on the rise. Though many people are familiar with the incredible results that this procedure can provide, not everyone knows what to expect during the recovery. Here are some general guidelines – but keep in mind that each patient is different:

  • Most people can head back to work and other daily activities after 2 weeks of rest at home.
  • Those who have physically demanding jobs may require up to 1 month of reduced activity.
  • During this time, you’ll be advised to refrain from activities that require you to bend, crouch, or exert yourself. Light activity, such as walking, is encouraged.
  • Besides swelling and bruising, tummy tuck patients may also experience soreness and a sensation of tightness in the abdomen. These symptoms are easily managed with prescribed medication.

Of course, the best way to get a good sense of your own recovery process is by discussing your tummy tuck options with one of the board-certified plastic surgeons at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery. Request your consultation online, or call our office at(636) 530-6161 .

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