Tummy Tuck

Quick facts

How long is the the surgery?
2-3 ½ hours depending on the need for liposuction.

General or local anesthesia?
General anesthesia

Drains?
Yes, I use drains for this operation which are removed in the office around 7-10 days after the procedure.

Painful?
A tummy tuck is a surgery that requires a real investment in your recovery. For women who have had a C-section it feels very similar, as it will hurt to sneeze, cough, and belly laugh. During the first 48 hours, most patients will require strong pain killers.

When can I go home?
Most patients go home on the day of surgery, however we can arrange for nursing care the first night if needed.

When can I shower?
A shower is permitted after the drains are removed.

Recovery time?
Patients should expect to be in bed for the first 48 hours after surgery. Patients are ready to leave the house around 7-10 after surgery for short outings.

When can I go back to work?
2 weeks for an office job, up to 4 weeks for more physical work.

When can I exercise?
I allow my patients to gradually resume physical after 4 weeks.

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