Tummy Tuck Recovery Timeline

Abdominoplasty can be a profoundly rewarding procedure for patients who would like to address the effects of age, pregnancy, gravity, and weight fluctuation on the abdomen. Unlike some other body contouring options that only correct excess skin or fat deposits, tummy tuck surgery is an all-encompassing procedure that can treat the muscles, skin, and fat simultaneously for a tighter and firmer abdomen. Due to this comprehensive approach, some patience will be required during the healing process. Dr. Neal D. Goldberg, our plastic surgeon in Westchester, can give you a brief primer on what you can expect as your body heals after tummy tuck surgery:

The exact length of your recovery will depend on your own unique rate of healing. There is generally less downtime after a mini tummy tuck when compared to a standard abdominoplasty, but all patients should still avoid exercise for at least four weeks after surgery. If you have any questions, or if you would like to speak to Dr. Goldberg in person, please don’t hesitate to contact our practice.