The tummy tuck procedure is a popular surgical solution to tighten loose skin and muscle around the abdomen after childbirth. Though many are familiar with the details of the procedure, most people are left in the dark when it comes to post-operative care. Because of this, we will offer some important information regarding abdominoplasty recovery.

Abdominoplasty recovery begins immediately after the surgery performed by plastic surgeons Dr. Hustak and Dr. Wentworth is completed. In most cases, patients should expect to take two or three weeks out of their schedule to allow for healing.

The initial discomfort with this surgery can be effectively managed with prescription pain medication that is prescribed to you before surgery. Avoid heavy lifting or other strenuous activities until approved by Dr. Hustak and Dr. Wentworth during a follow-up appointment.

To find out more about abdominoplasty recovery, contact our Houston office to set up an appointment for a private consultation.