Tummy Tuck Healing and Recovery
A tummy tuck normally follows a typical course of healing. Once you wake up from the surgery, your abdomen will likely feel tight and swollen. You may feel some discomfort, although pain medication can usually manage this. The first two or three days following surgery are usually the most uncomfortable for patients.
Medical condition and age can make a difference in healing from a tummy tuck. Younger people tend to heal quicker and bounce back faster. Some patients report permanent numbness in the area of the tummy tuck. Others report a tightening sensation.
Your surgeon will review the surgery in a pre-op consultation. Patients are encouraged to ask questions and review expectations about healing, scarring and recovery. If you are considering a tummy tuck and would like to talk about your options, please call Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center in Denver at 303-367-9000 or serotamd.com.