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What is the recovery process like after tummy tuck surgery?

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What is the recovery process like after tummy tuck surgery?

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Recovery from tummy tuck surgery will vary from patient to patient depending on the patient’s overall health at the time of surgery, the type of tummy tuck procedure performed, and how well the patient follows post-surgery guidelines. Most patients require about two weeks for recovery time, while some individuals need four weeks for adequate recovery. However, patients who were in good physical health at the time of the tummy tuck surgery will require less recovery time. Patients should expect pain, swelling, and discomfort that can be alleviated with medication during the first week following tummy tuck surgery. Patients are encouraged to stay in bed and get plenty of rest at this time. Dr. John LeRoy will provide patients with tummy tuck drains (silicone tubes inserted into the abdomen to suck out excess fluid) to prevent infection and other complications. Stitches can be removed five to seven days after tummy tuck surgery. For the first few weeks following tummy tuck surgery, some p

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