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How long does it take to recover from having a tummy tuck?

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 more

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Tummy Tuck (Definition)

A tummy tuck involves enhancing the appearance of the abdomen. In order to provide the best results there is skin resection, liposuction and muscle tightening ...Read more


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How long does it take to recover from a tummy tuck?

How long does it take to recover from a tummy tuck?

4-6 weeks: I usually recommend to my patients to go at least 4-6 weeks after a tummy tuck before any vigourous exercise or strenuous activity. After that, most patients report that they fully feel like themselves in about 2-3 months. ...Read more

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How long does it take to fully recover from a tummy tuck? How long is the complete recovery from a tummy tuck? .

How long does it take to fully recover from a tummy tuck? How long is the complete recovery from a tummy tuck?

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Complete : Complete recovery can take up to two years. However, most patients are at approximately 80% by 3 months after surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after having liposuction?

How long does it take to recover after having liposuction?

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 more

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How long does it take to fully recover from having a splantectomy?

Depends: Depends on the type of the procedure performed and the reason for the splenectomy. In general anywhere from 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a facelift?

How long does it take to recover from a facelift?

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 more

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How long does it take for a tummy tuck to heal?

How long does it take for a tummy tuck to heal?

2-8 weeks: 2 weeks for most to return to a desk job. 8 weeks to resume all strenuous activity. ...Read more

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For how long does it take to recover from a laparoscopic appendectomy?

For how long does it take to recover from a laparoscopic appendectomy?

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

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How long does it take to recover from a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

How long does it take to recover from a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

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

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How long does it take to recover from a hemigastrectomy?

How long does it take to recover from a hemigastrectomy?

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

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How long does it take to recover from a hysterectomy?

How long does it take to recover from a hysterectomy?

Varies: Recovery can take from a few days to a few weeks. The route of the surgery, vaginal-laparoscopic-abdominal, etc, will affect the recovery time. ...Read more

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How long does it take to fully recover from a laparoscopic appendectomy?

How long does it take to fully recover from a laparoscopic appendectomy?

1 to 2 weeks: If it is routine (not ruptured and no complications) usually 1 or 2 days in the hospital. Most people can return to desk jobs in a week, to most activities in 2 weeks. Contact sports or very heavy lifting may require three weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for recovery on a tummy tuck ?

How long does it take for recovery
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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 more

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How long should it take to recover from a diaphragm plication?

How long should it take to recover from a diaphragm plication?

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

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For how long does it take to recover from a breast lift?

For how long does it take to recover from a breast lift?

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 more

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How long does it take to recover after a caesarian?

How long does it take to recover after a caesarian?

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 more

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How long does it take to recover from abdominal hysterectomy?

How long does it take to recover from abdominal hysterectomy?

6 to 8 weeks: An abdominal hysterectomy with a large incision requires 6 to 8 weeks to get back to full energy and completely normal exercise and activities. The recovery is significantly less (2 to 4 weeks) with a vaginal, laparoscopic, or davinci robotic hysterectomy. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a mastectomy?

How long does it take to recover from a mastectomy?

3 to 4 wks: Most of the patents will recover in 3 to 4 wks, then also most of them under go chemotherapy or radiation which will prolong the recovery for months. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a hysteroscopy/d&c?

How long does it take to recover from a hysteroscopy/d&c?

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