Advertisement

What is the recovery time after a tummy tuck?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
The recovery time after a tummy tuck depends on the size and extent of each individuals surgery. Normally, approximately 6-8 weeks is necessary to heal to the point of normal physical activity. The first week patients have drains in for removal of fluids and small amounts of blood. The sutures normally remain in for 14-17 days. The abdominal compression garment is worn for at least 6 weeks.

Continue Learning about Abdominoplasty Or Tummy Tuck

What are my options if I am unhappy with my tummy tuck results?
Tara WhitworthTara Whitworth
During the first few weeks and months after surgery, your body is still trying to adjust, so don’t b...
More Answers
What should I expect when recovering from a tummy tuck?
Tara WhitworthTara Whitworth
A tummy tuck procedure involves making an incision just above the pubic hair line, removing the exce...
More Answers
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
What Is an Abdominoplasty?
What Is an Abdominoplasty?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.