Because every individual’s body recovers at a different rate, it can be difficult to determine exactly how long it will take you to recover from your abdominoplasty procedure. Knowing what to expect during your recovery and roughly how long it may take will help you to prepare for the process.
On average, most patients will experience mild to moderate discomfort, swelling, and bruising on the abdomen for the first few days. The pain can be managed through medication, but the swelling can take several weeks to subside. It can take up to two weeks before you are able to return to light activity and up to six weeks to return to normal function.
Dr. Troy Pittman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who focuses on making the recovery process as simple and comfortable as possible so that you can return to living a normal and happy life. Contact us to schedule a consultation for your abdominoplasty.