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8 Things to Know After Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck Surgery | Frequently Asked Questions | F.A.Q

  • The patient can walk and eat after 2 to 3 hours from their surgery. They are discharged a day later.

  • After Abdominoplasty, the patient is asked to wear a corset all day for three weeks. After three weeks, wearing a corset during the day is enough.

  • Sudden contractions, lifting heavy things, doing sudden movements increases the pressure in the belly and it might be harmful for the stitches that are done to strengthen the abdominal wall. It is extremely important to be cautious for 2 to 3 months after your surgery. Be careful when you are leaning, lifting and doing exercise.

  • After the operation, it is advised to sleep with your legs pulled in towards you, to release the strain that is on the abdomen.

  • The patient can have a shower after their bandages are removed. It is important to make sure the surgery are does not have direct contact with pressured water coming out of the shower head.

  • Belly exercises are not recommended for the patient for 6 weeks following the operation. Especially if the operation involved abdominal muscles. It might increase the abdominal pressure. Walking is advised for exercising.

  • In abdominoplasty, instead of regular stitches, stitches that do not require being taken out are used. It is important to use the creams your doctor gives you once or twice a day for 2 months after your operation.

  • It might depend on the person but usually the entire healing process takes 3 to 9 months. It takes 15 days for your skin to heal and 3 to 4 months for your abdomen to reach its desired form. After 6 months everything falls in to place.

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