Tummy tuck recovery

Mini Tummy Tuck Recovery Time

Recovery after Mini Tummy Tuck

What is the recovery time for a mini tummy tuck?

A mini tummy tuck is a day-only procedure. That means you can leave the hospital after waking up from anesthesia. You’ll have plenty of time to recover in the recovery room. But as soon as you feel up to it, you can return home to rest and heal.

Generally, mini tummy tucks have less downtime than other kinds of abdominoplasty. Most people can even get back into the gym at around four weeks. Patients usually get back to driving just one week after surgery. That is a big one for patients who are worried about being self-sufficient as soon as possible.

Mild to Moderate pain / discomfort is expected for 3 – 5 days. Patients can go back to their normal daily activities after 3 days. It will be necessary to wear a support garment for the first 3 weeks, day and night.

After surgery, you should expect to have some soreness, swelling, bruising, and some temporary changes in sensation. Typically you can expect to return to work within 1-2 weeks after your procedure, depending on your occupation. You will not be able to return to strenuous activity, however, until 4-6 weeks following surgery. Gentle walking is encouraged starting the day of surgery. Soreness will likely last for several weeks. You may have drains placed at the time of surgery that require management.

Stitches placed during your surgery will dissolve over time and will not need to be removed after surgery. You may also have skin glue or other skin tape and dressings placed at the time of surgery that will remain for a while post-operatively.

If your operation involves tightening the abdominal muscles, you will be asked to keep a slightly flexed position at the waist (walking slightly hunched over) for about 2 weeks after surgery. During this time you may want to place a pillow under your knees while in bed to keep the pressure off of your incision as it heals. Your abdomen will relax as part of the healing process after surgery.

 

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In the days and weeks immediately following your mini tummy tuck, you should:

. Wear your compression garment

 . Follow specific bathing and showering instructions from your doctor

 . Engage in short, slow walks to prevent blood clotting

.  Maintain a slightly flexed position at the waist

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How long does it take for swelling to go down after mini tummy tuck?

Swelling is quite common after body contouring procedures, which is why aggressive compression is typically recommended. At two weeks the swelling should be at or beyond its peak, but it will take months to get the final result. In fact, the majority of swelling will resolve in 3 – 4 weeks but it may take up to 3 months to return to normal.

10 common question about tummy tuck recovery

1How long does it take to recover from a tummy tuck?
The recovery time for a tummy tuck varies for each individual, but generally takes at least 6-8 weeks. In general, the recovery is at least six weeks after a tummy tuck surgery. Our patients have drainage tubes in for seven days at which time they are told not to go back to work.
2How long does it take for the swelling to go down after a tummy tuck?
about two to three months Swelling after tummy tuck surgery can last for quite some time since the surgery is rather extensive. The most noticeable swelling experienced after tummy tuck will subside after about two to three months, though mild swelling or puffiness in the abdominal region will still be common.
3How dangerous is a tummy tuck?
As with any surgery, there are risks. You may have an increased risk of complications if you have poor circulation, diabetes, heart, lung, or liver disease, or if you smoke. Complications can include: Scarring.
4How do you reduce swelling after a tummy tuck?
Try This to Reduce Swelling from a Tummy Tuck However, by making sure to drink enough water, you can possibly decrease swelling, as well as prevent post-op constipation. Compress It – Wearing a compression garment as recommended by your plastic surgeon, can help the swelling go down and even provide additional support.
5Is it easier to lose weight after a tummy tuck?
The study showed that those who had more fat removed during their tummy tuck – sometimes via liposuction procedure – continued to lose weight after their surgery. Fat tissue is believed to contain a hormone that can cause increased appetite, so when this fat is removed, patients often feel less hungry than before.
6Are tummy tucks painful?
A tummy tuck is generally well tolerated. However, it is a surgical procedure, and there are some risks and side effects—including pain. ... In general, pain is mild to moderate after a tummy tuck. Rarely, pain or sensory abnormalities can persist for months or even years after the procedure.
7When can I stop wearing compression garment after tummy tuck?
Some doctors recommend wearing an abdominal binder for comfort instead of a full-body compression garment. The girdle is easy to wear under clothes and provides some compression of the abdomen. You'll need some form of compression for up to six weeks or more after your procedure.
8Can you sleep on your stomach after a tummy tuck?
Avoid sleeping on your stomach until all soreness has subsided. You may find that sleeping on three pillows under your back/head and/or two pillows under your knees may reduce discomfort. Additionally, you will find it easier to transition from a lying to a sitting position due to less stress on your abdomen.
9How do you clean your belly button after a tummy tuck?
The belly button can be cleaned with soap and water or peroxide. You should gently place a wick of clean gauze into the belly button with a Q Tip. This should be repeated daily. Yes, we recommend that you wear an abdominal support garment for 12 weeks following your surgery removing the garment only for showering.
10How much weight can you lose after a tummy tuck?
The amount of weight you'll lose after your tummy tuck will vary, depending on the amount of excess skin you have. Typically, post-bariatric patients lose more weight as they have more skin. Some lose 10 pounds or more from their tummy tuck.

 

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