Tummy Tuck NYC - When Are Results Revealed? | Gartner Plastic Surgery

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Each patient’s tummy tuck recovery is unique to them, depending on their procedure plus expectations. If you don’t need muscles repaired, your recovery will likely be easier and quicker. Most patients having a standard tummy tuck will have separated abdominal muscles pulled tightly back together. They’ll need to stay positioned slightly bent at the waist for a few days post-op and will avoid activities that place strain on abdominal muscles for 6 weeks. Patients can return to light work and driving a car by roughly 1 week in many cases. Pain isn’t described as severe, but a feeling of tension or pressure will take weeks to subside. Nerves continue to regenerate over several months, and most people see results with minimal swelling and faded scars by 6-8 months.

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