May 20, 2019 | By Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery

Tummy Tuck Recovery and Follow Up


Tummy Tuck Recovery and Follow Up

Tummy Tuck Recovery and The Follow Up

A tummy tuck is a great way to cope with excess skin due to weight loss. Whether or weight loss was due to exercise, dieting, or illness, excessive weight loss can leave you with flabby skin that just won’t tone up no matter what you do on your own. To improve your appearance and improve the fit of your clothing, a tummy tuck can be a great option. Here’s what you need to know about what to expect from  tummy tuck recovery and follow up.

Initial Recovery Time

Your initial recovery time will be about two weeks. During the first two weeks after your tummy tuck, you will experience some discomfort and swelling. Supportive clothing and compression dressings can assist with these symptoms. You will have stitches, usually placed around the navel or below the swimsuit line, which will stay in for the first two weeks. You may need to replace bandages and dressings, and make sure that you keep the area clean and dry. You may also need to have a drainage tube to eliminate excess fluid for the first few days up to two weeks, depending on the invasiveness of the procedure.

First Follow Up

Your first follow up after your tummy tuck will be after the first two weeks. During this follow up visit your doctor will examine your tummy to ensure that it is healing appropriately and that you are going to get the results you are looking for. Your stitches will also be removed at that time. After this visit you will likely be able to resume normal activity, including sexual activity.

Final Recovery Stretch

After your follow up appointment, you will have another three to five weeks of recovery time before you will be able to look and feel your best. You should not need another follow up with your surgeon during this time unless you have symptoms of infection or slow healing. In addition, you may need to follow up with your surgeon if you notice irregularities in the tissues, such as bulges or misshapen tummy.

If you are interested in getting a tummy tuck for yourself, contact us today for more information. We can let you know exactly what to expect during the process and answer any of your questions before scheduling your procedure. Contact us today.


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