Beverly Hills area plastic surgeon discusses tummy tuck recovery timeline
When diet and exercise fail to address excess fat or skin in the abdominal area, many patients turn to board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Dennis Dass, to discuss the possibility of having a tummy tuck. The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is one of the most popular surgical treatments offered in his practice. He sees both men and women seeking this treatment to enhance their body contours and give them more self-confidence to wear swimsuits and other fitted clothing.
Dr. Dennis Dass performs tummy tuck surgeries and provides a tummy tuck recovery timeline and aftercare instructions for patients to follow. Post-procedure, patients may need to take oral medications for pain or to reduce the likelihood of infection in the treatment area. Patients may need to drain and care for the surgical site, and know what to look for in terms of issues that may need further attention. The doctor also suggests one or two follow-up appointments to check progress and ensure all is healing as expected.
Patients ask: “What is the average recovery time for a tummy tuck?”
Recovery time from surgery varies greatly from patient to patient. Social downtime may be needed as well as time off of work, especially if patients have jobs that require strenuous lifting or long days on their feet. Exercise should be slowed and gradually added into one’s daily routine weeks after the procedure. Patients should also take great care in changing bandages and taking it easy to reduce the chance of issues arising. Dr. Dennis Dass, MD suggests patients consider a week or two of downtime to allow the body the chance to heal before integrating regular activities into their schedule. Patients with high-intensity jobs may require longer time for returning to work than patients who have desk jobs or low-impact positions.
If you reside in or around the area of Beverly Hills and want to speak with a quality surgeon about the process of recovery after the tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Dennis Dass, MD can walk you through treatment from start to finish. Contact him by calling (855) 496-4646 and scheduling a consultation visit.Back to Tummy Tuck Page