What will my recovery be like?
A tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia. After your surgery, the abdomen will be stitched and bandaged with a firm, elastic band that promotes proper healing. Dr. Kayastha will provide you with recovery instructions that you must follow to ensure optimal results. He’ll even give you tips on how to best position yourself while sitting or lying to ease the pain.
A tummy tuck is a major surgery involving muscle and tissue, so recovery isn’t instant. Patients generally need to expect to take up to a month off work and to avoid strenuous activity for six weeks. Obviously, any heavy lifting early on is off limits.