Users' questions

How long after a tummy tuck will I feel normal?

How long after a tummy tuck will I feel normal?

Typically, a person can expect to feel themselves again around 8 weeks after surgery. According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS), tummy tucks are an outpatient procedure for most individuals, meaning they can go home the same day.

Are there any before and after tummy tuck Pictures?

Tummy Tuck Swelling Pictures, Before and After, and Experience. Learn the stages of a tummy tuck, how to recover properly, and the results of a tummy tuck. The road to recovery from any surgery can be frustrating, and tummy tuck surgery is no different.

What to expect during the tummy tuck recovery period?

Atlanta plastic surgeon Marcus Crawford offers a breakdown of what our patients can expect during the tummy tuck recovery period. Diet: Patients should maintain a diet that is low in sodium for the first week after surgery to reduce swelling.

When to start exercise after tummy tuck Surgery?

However, it is important to maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet to stay at your ideal weight range. Exercise: Patients can usually engage in light exercise four weeks after surgery. However, more strenuous moves such as sit-ups and weight lifting should be avoided until six weeks after surgery.

When to take a shower after a tummy tuck?

Compression Garment: Patients should wear a compression garment at all times in the week after surgery. The compression garment will aid in healing and help patients achieve their desired contour. Showering: In many cases, patients can take a shower a day or two after surgery. However, if you are feeling lightheaded, it is a good idea to wait.

When to start recovery from a tummy tuck?

Getting plenty of rest and following all of the surgeon’s post-operative instructions during your tummy tuck recovery week 1, will not only help heal your incision and reduce swelling more quickly, it will also help to maximize your tummy tuck results. Make sure to keep the following in mind during the first week of recovery:

What happens on Day 1 of tummy tuck?

Day 1 of the Surgery Tummy tuck procedures are performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Therefore, you must have someone to drive you home after surgery and take care of you afterwards so you can rest for the remainder of the day.

How long does the swelling last after a tummy tuck?

If you’re wondering how long swelling lasts after a tummy tuck, know that it’s different for everyone but can take weeks to months and be a lot to handle, so hang tough for the first few weeks. The pain after a tummy tuck isn’t much fun either.

When did your pant size go down after tummy tuck?

If you just had say 3 or 5 pounds taken off then you may not go down much in size so the swelling will probably keep you from wearing your preop pants. For me, I didn’t even try on my regular pants till about 2 weeks. I wore summer dresses and loose fitting capris (had my surgery in the summer).