A common question patients ask about tummy tuck and other plastic surgery procedures is how long will it take to recover and start enjoying their new look? For tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), you can expect recovery to take about six to eight weeks in general.
Your recovery time will vary depending on the extent of your procedure. Patients who require suturing of abdominal muscles to strengthen and tighten those muscles, will have the longest recovery time.
Within the first two to four weeks after surgery, you will likely be able to return to most of your normal daily activities. More strenuous activities, such as running and weight lifting, will be among the last things you can add back to your daily routine. Dr. Chatson will give you guidelines based on your specific needs and address any concerns about your recovery with you during your consultation before surgery.
If you would like more information about tummy tuck recovery and how a tummy tuck can help you achieve the appearance you want, please contact our Andover, Massachusetts office at 978-687-1151 or our Nashua, New Hampshire office at 603-882-2103 today to schedule your consultation with Dr. George P. Chatson, MD. We welcome patients throughout Andover, Lowell, Salem, Nashua, and Manchester.