What can I expect during my recovery after a Tummy Tuck?

For recovery after a Tummy Tuck in Houston patients will typically have some initial pain, bruising, soreness, and swelling, which can be managed by medication and the use of a compression garment. Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks will provide personalized recovery guidance. In two to three weeks, most patients can return to light daily activities, with strenuous exercise restricted for six to eight weeks. While significant improvement is visible in one to three months, ongoing swelling may subside over the next several months. Final results are best maintained with a healthy diet and exercise. Our surgeons also have expertise in performing revision surgery for anyone who has had a previous Tummy Tuck and is in need of additional body contouring.