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RECOVERY AFTER TUMMY TUCK

RECOVERY AFTER TUMMY TUCK

Last updated on 26 August 2019, Monday by Dr.Etöz Editorial Staff

Before the tummy tuck operation, Dr. Etoz gives instructions to the patients about the recovery process. After the tummy tuck performed by Dr. Etoz:

  • Patients can return to work and daily routines at least 2 weeks later,
  • Painkillers are prescribed for postoperative pain,
  • Swelling, bruising, pain and numbness in the abdominal region are normal.
  • Patients may begin to exercise slowly under the guidance of Dr.Etoz six weeks after the operation.
  • Patients must wear a compression suit for one month,
  • Swelling disappears completely within six months.

Visits after Tummy Tuck  

1st visit: Usually 5-7 days after surgery. Incisions are checked and drains are removed. After this visit, the patient is allowed to take a shower.

2nd visit: 12-14 days after surgery. Incisions are checked. Stitches are trimmed if necessary. If Dr. Etoz gives permission, the patients can go back to their desk job.

3rd visit: Usually 3 weeks after surgery. The compression binder or garment may be removed if desired. The patients may start walking lightly on the treadmill.

4th visit: 3-4 months after surgery.

Besides, patients should visit Dr. Etoz annually.

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