Recovery time after tummy tuck

Can somebody please tell me about recovery time after tummy tuck? I’m due to have tummy tuck in early December. I have placement for enrolled nursing in late January, Is this do-able ? Thanks to those that help and answer


  1. Natalie says:

    If u rest a lot !! I think u can still do placement

  2. Cherie says:

    So rest as much as possible in the 4- 5 weeks before hand and I should be good to go ?

  3. Donna says:

    I’m having 2 weeks off work and I work I’m a school

  4. Steph says:

    How many weeks po will you be Cherie ?

    I was only just 11weeks po tummy tuck for my nursing placement, it’s hard & I swelled up from performing manual handling but not too bad

  5. Te says:

    Im a nurse and im returning back to full time work after 6 weeks off.

  6. Sarah says:

    I’m a personal carer and boy I remember the recovery was very hard at least 6 weeks no lifting or twisting.

  7. Cherie says:

    Think between 4-6 weeks post after tummy tuck. I just read on tt web site that you can return to work after 2 weeks !! Surely this cant be ? I guess if I have to ill defer…last option.

  8. Steph says:

    Some people return to work work at 10days po if it is not strenuous, I was studying & completing assignments at 2-6weeks po & even that was hard sitting for hours completing my assignments & assessments

  9. Steph says:

    Just see how you go

  10. Tracy says:

    6 weeks minimum for no heavy lifting, twisting etc. your timeframe might work but you may have to take it easy with heavy lifting as you need to build back up to that

  11. Steph says:

    You may just have to observe the manual handling & strenuous stuff & have it signed off as demonstrated, that’s what I did for mine as I couldn’t help roll or reposition the heavy residents

  12. Cherie says:

    Thanks girls. Much appreciated. Had a mini melt down today as I was so worried about what to do..and was ready just to defer tomorrow. I really want to complete my nursing now..and manage my tt. Fingers crossed. If I cant do placement then ohh well..ill be more than happy to finally have my tt I probably will be more than happy to set my self back a few weeks and heal then continue my placement

  13. Steph says:

    That’s right & there’s always intakes so you wouldn’t even be putting yourself behind much