A large concern for patients wishing to undergo tummy tuck surgery is when they will be able to resume daily activities and return to work. Although healing time will vary depending on overall health and the extent of surgery, patients may expect to return to non-strenuous work in about 2-3 weeks following tummy tuck surgery. During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will create a personalized surgical plan based on your desired results and will be able to give you a more accurate estimation of your recovery time. PekoMD Cosmetic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Koltz, provides tummy tuck to patients in Toledo, Maumee, Northwest Ohio, Southeastern Michigan, and surrounding locations.
Tummy tuck surgery is a complex outpatient procedure that is done under general anesthesia. Your surgery will involve the removal of excess skin, tightening of abdominal muscles, creation of a new belly button, and having the skin tightly resecured into place. The surgical incisions will require a few weeks to completely heal.
Returning to Work
After surgery, it is common for patients to have drains which can be removed within a week or two into recovery. Patients that have desk or office jobs should be able to return to work within two to three weeks, avoiding heavy lifting and extended periods of standing. Those with more physically demanding jobs will need to take more time off to recover to avoid reopening wounds. In any case, patients seeking tummy tuck surgery should expect to take a minimum of two weeks off work. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Koltz, provides tummy tuck to patients in Toledo, Maumee, Northwest Ohio, Southeastern Michigan, and surrounding locations.
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