Tummy Tuck Results and Recovery

Having a tummy tuck is a major surgical procedure, and you should be prepared for an in-depth recovery period after you have had your surgery. Some patients may need to stay overnight in the hospital after abdominoplasty. You should expect swelling and pain, but this can be controlled with compression garments and a variety of medication. You should expect to spend the first few days after surgery resting and recovering so that your body can heal.

The doctor usually removes your stitches in about a week after your surgery. At this point, you will be able to do light exercise that will speed the healing process and helps to prevent blood clots. You need to continue wearing your compression garment and exercising gently for several weeks, but you should avoid strenuous activity for up-to six weeks as your body heals.

Scarring is inevitable, it's a natural part of the having a tummy tuck, but the doctor will work with you t at our tummy tuck office in Miami, to choose an incision site that will best be concealed by your clothing. The scars are a small price to pay to get your body back into shape.