A tummy tuck is a procedure that can give you the beautiful abdomen that you desire that dieting and exercising sometimes can’t achieve. As with other surgeries, there will be time that you need to set aside in order to recover. If you know what to expect beforehand, the tummy tuck recovery period after your procedure can be manageable.
There are a few factors that can dictate the recovery time that you experience after a tummy tuck. Your age and overall health will usually play a role along with your body weight and the details of the surgery. Although you might think that you can do the same things you did before the procedure within a few days of going home, it often takes longer to recover. In most situations, you won’t have to stay in the hospital or at the outpatient facility longer than a few hours. If our doctor wants to monitor you further, especially if your surgery was a bit more detailed than anticipated, then you might have to stay overnight before going home.
Talk to our doctor about the time that you should set aside for your tummy tuck recovery. Make sure you take enough time off from work and that you have the support and help that you need at home during your recovery. You will need to come back for a follow-up appointment. It’s important to know how to care for the treatment area, and our team will make sure to help you with this.
A special garment is usually worn around your abdomen for a set amount of time. This means that you’re going to need to be careful when bathing and when getting dressed during the day. The garment can help during the recovery process. It also provides the support that your abdomen needs so that the work performed during the surgery isn’t reversed.
Your tummy tuck recovery is a time when you need to rest as much as possible. You’ll be given an appointment day to go back to the office, but until then, you’ll want to take it as easy as you possible can and follow our team’s aftercare instructions.
Learn more about a typical tummy tuck recovery so that you know what to expect when you get home. Get started by contacting us at The Bougainvillea Clinique and scheduling a consultation at our office in Winter Park. Contact us today to book your appointment!