How long does it take to recover from a Tummy Tuck?

Whenever I undertake a full Tummy Tuck I will always tighten the muscles of the Abdomen. Some patients, particularly women after pregnancy, suffer separation or a sagging of the muscles of the tummy and I know that with proper technique I can restore this for them to enhance the final outcome and profile.

This does mean that recovery takes some time. You will need to avoid heavy exercise or the gym and to wear a support garment for up to six weeks at which point you can start to work up to all the activities you were doing before surgery. Full recovery and healing can take three months or longer.

The tummy is often seen as a problem area, as it can be difficult to tone up, particularly as you age. Women, in particular, can find this difficult as childbirth causes the abdominal muscles to stretch and separate. An abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure aimed at removing excess skin, small amounts of resistant fatty tissue and tightening up the abdominal muscles. The procedure is suitable for men and women who are at or near their ideal body weight.