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How Long Does It Take To Recover From Having A Tummy Tuck
3-6 weeks: I typically recommend that patients take off 1-2 weeks from work depending upon their line of work. They then ease into activities during weeks 3-4 and work up to full activities by week 6. These are general guidelines. As every person is different, i recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon who can assess you as an individual and determine what your recovery will likely be. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
How long does it take to fully recover from a tummy tuck? How long is the complete recovery from a tummy tuck?
Relatively quickly: The recovery from liposuction will depend on the areas that were done. Most people will return to light activity and work within a couple of days. Four to six weeks before resuming normal exercise routines and rigorous activities. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
About 1 Week: Most will notice a 2-3 day period of swelling and possible bruising. This is usually gone to the point where most observers would not see the "obvious" signs of having had surgery. Pain is mild and usually patients can take plain tylenol (acetaminophen) by the 2nd or 3rd day. Many md's will recommend that you wear a "wrap" garment for several days after the procedure. Most of my patients are back to work at 1 wk. ...Read moreSee 18 more doctor answers
Plica: Are in your knee ususally - usually 4-6 weeks for healing. ...Read more
2-4 weeks: Severe pain usually resolves after 72 hours. Soreness can last 2-4 weeks. Activity and lifting restrictions can vary depending on the surgeon but usually last for 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
Usually not long: Although we do the same operation on everyone for gallbladder disease, everyone reacts to it differently. Some of my patients are back to normal within a day or two, but others are incapacitated for 6 wks or more. Therefore, unfortunately, there is no way to answer your question with any certainty. ...Read more
Depends : If there are no complications, the hospital stay should be 3-6 days, and you would typically be back to mostly normal activity by 6-12 weeks. May need to eat smaller portions, and lower carbohydrates until the body adapts to avoid something called "dumping syndrome". Easy fatigue can last for months. Of course, everyone responds differently. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Tummy Tuck Recovery: Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty recovery can vary based on the size of the incision, the type of muscle plication and the amount of liposuction done with the procedure. It takes one year to see the final result(complete healing). After about six weeks you are back to exercise assuming no adverse events or complications. Drains are out at 2 weeks post op and you can resume some activity. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
It depends: There are many technical components and individual variations to take into consideration. Initial discomfort may be over in 1-2 wks if done via scope, 4-6 wks for open. However, optimal healing stability is around 3 months - longer if you have complications or comorbidities. ...Read more
Breast Lift recovery: Your final appearance will not be present until at least 4-6 month after surgery. Recommendations will vary by doctor. Light activity for the first 2 weeks, followed by a gradual return to normal activities. Wear a bra for 6-8 weeks after surgery for compression and support. Scars will take 6-12 months to mature; your surgeon will make recommendations for scar care. Seek an abps surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
8 weeks: Cesarean sections usually require 3 days of hospitalization. After that, i recommend light activity (no lifting more than your baby and no pushing/pulling/vacuuming/sweeping) for 2 weeks. No driving until you can stomp on the brakes to miss a kid running out in front of you. Pelvic rest (no sex, tampons, or douching) for 6 weeks to prevent infection. Full recovery takes 8 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1-2 days: The above procedure is usually done with a local block or light anesthetic. Barring complications, recovery is less than 24 hours with minimal spotting & cramping after. I usually prescribe Ibuprofen & tylenol (acetaminophen) following these & most patients do very well and return to work/school the next day. Take care. ...Read more
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