Recovery After a Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that reshapes the abdominal wall by removing abdominal skin and fat. If a separation of the abdominal muscles has occurred (known as diastasis recti), repair or tightening of these muscles may be necessary. The road to recovery can be tough.

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Here is some helpful information:

  • How to Care for Your Abdomen and Incision After a Tummy Tuck
  • Your tummy tuck incision may extend from hip bone to hip bone if you have a full tummy tuck, or may be a little shorter if you have a mini tummy tuck. Read here for tips on how to take care of your incision, drains, and dressings after your tummy tuck.
  • How to Manage Your Pain After a Tummy Tuck
  • Pain after a tummy tuck is unavoidable, but it doesn't have to be unbearable! There are things you can do to make your recovery course less painful. Read here for tips on how to make your experience less painful.
  • When to Resume Activities After a Tummy Tuck
  • After a tummy tuck, you will be limited in the activities that you can perform. Read here for advice on when you'll be able to return to work, exercise, have sex, drive, and many other activites.

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