How long is tummy tuck recovery

Most tummy tucks are performed in surgery centers. A hospital stay would not be necessary in most cases. (Kenneth B. Hughes, MD, Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon)

While surgeons vary in their approach, most plastic surgeons perform the tummy tuck in an outpatient setting. I do all my tummy tucks in my accredited office OR providing the patients are healthy.

The surgery takes about 2 hours and most patients can return to work in 7-10 days. While you didn’t indicate anything about your medical history, the photo suggests that you would be an excellent candidate for the tummy tuck. You should consult with a Board Certified PS. (George Lefkovits, MD, New York Plastic Surgeon)

Recovery for a tummy tuck?

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This surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure in my practice unless other procedures are combined. With the use of a pain pump the recovery is very tolerable, but it isn’t Disneyland either. Tummy tuck drains usually stay in for 3 to 7 days depending upon the amount of adjunct liposuction.

The pain pump is removed at day 3 and is no problem to remove. I have people walk several times the day of the surgery, and I see them the next day in the office to make sure they are getting around very well. Usually by one week, they can walk completely upright. By two weeks they are released to get on the treadmill, and by 4 to 6 weeks they are released completely for any physical activity. (Shayne Webb, MD, Nashville Plastic Surgeon)

How long is tummy tuck recovery after surgery

You are an excellent candidate for the feared procedure. Normally a tummy tuck is done I. An outpatient setting unless there are medical reasons requiring a hospital setting (Frederic H. Corbin, MD, Brea Plastic Surgeon)

You look like a great candidate for a tummy tuck. This is outpatient surgery that is performed under general anesthesia under the direction of a board certified anesthesiologist in a fully certified outpatient surgery center. The procedure itself should take under 2 hours. You can go home after surgery, and will return for follow-up the next day. You should stay at home for 2 weeks. After that you can return to work, but must refrain from exercise for 2 months after surgery. (Gary Lawton, MD, FACS, San Antonio Plastic Surgeon)

You look like a good candidate for a tt and liposuction. I perform all my surgeries in a hospital. Most of my patients stay overnight especially when performing a lot of liposuction as well. Someone like yourself would require an overnight stay.

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This is definitely in your best interests. Peter Fisher M.D. Sorry forgot to mention that a full recovery takes 6 weeks. Most patients can drive and go back to a sedentary type job at 2 weeks (Peter Fisher, MD, San Antonio Plastic Surgeon)

You are an excellent candidate for a tummy tuck, but you would also benefit from liposuction to redefine your waistline and get rid of the fat rolls in your back.

Recovery is really dependent of each person, and what your daily life is like, but in general for a tummy tuck you would need about two weeks to start your daily life, if you add the liposuction it’s somewhere between 2 to 3 weeks, at this point patients are usually doing they’re daily activities, without exercice, and with use of the compression garment.

How long is tummy tuck surgery recovery

As for hospital stay, all my tummy tuck and lipo patients spend the night at the hospital, and discharged in the morning if uneventful. Hope to have been of some help. Good luck with your surgery (Jose A. Leon, MD, Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon)

Recovery after tummy tuck

The recovery after a tummy tuck will vary with each individual. There are a number of factors that are involved with the healing process. Certain things such as your age and general health can affect the recovery.

The majority of tummy tuck procedures can be performed as an outpatient, but in certain instances patients do have to spend the night in the hospital or in an overnight observation unit. (Josef Hadeed, MD, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon)