Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck surgery, is a complex procedure that will require a significant healing period. However, the results of your abdominoplasty can be permanent, making the initial recovery period negligible when compared to the long-term benefits of this procedure.
Tempe abdominoplasty surgeon Dr. John Corey will discuss the recovery process along with things you will need to do to help reduce the risk of complications during your tummy tuck consultation.
Recovering from abdominoplasty is an individual matter that will depend on factors unique to you. However, as a general rule, you can expect some discomfort, bruising, and swelling during the first week of recovery. Discomfort can be dealt with through pain medications. Dr. Corey will advise you on how best to deal with swelling and bruising.
Work can generally be resumed within two weeks, but you may not be able to resume full activity for six to eight weeks. During this time, it is best if you avoid strenuous exercises, engaging instead in those recommended by Dr. Corey.
Full recovery can take up to eight weeks, but results may not be apparent for up to six months. This will all be discussed with you in greater detail during your initial abdominoplasty consultation.
If you live in or around Tempe, Arizona and would like more information about abdominoplasty recovery, please contact Dr. John J. Corey today to schedule your initial consultation.