How Long Does Tummy Tuck Recovery Take?

Your recovery from tummy tuck surgery will depend on a number of factors. The type of tummy tuck you have had will certainly play a role. So too will your body’s natural healing ability, your unique physiology, and other individual considerations. All of this can be impacted by your willingness to follow Virginia tummy tuck surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside’s pre and postoperative advice.

What to Expect

Recovery from tummy tuck is different for everyone, but most people will require at least two weeks of rest before returning to work. You may need more time depending on the demands of your job. Dr. Gartside can discuss this with you in more detail during your tummy tuck consultation.

Strenuous activities often need to be avoided for one to two months following surgery. However, walking and other forms of low-impact exercise may be resumed much sooner. Dr. Gartside will help you determine when to begin these milder forms of exercise.

Remember, recovery from tummy tuck surgery can vary from person to person, but the best way to ensure yours goes smoothly is by following Dr. Gartside’s advice. During your Virginia tummy tuck consultation Dr. Gartside will discuss steps you can take both before and after surgery to help reduce risks, speed healing, and produce optimal results.

To schedule your Virginia tummy tuck consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates, PLC today.