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How long does it take for a tummy tuck to heal?
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree
In brief: 2-8 weeks
2 weeks for most to return to a desk job.
8 weeks to resume all strenuous activity.

In brief: 2-8 weeks
2 weeks for most to return to a desk job.
8 weeks to resume all strenuous activity.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Eric Chang
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Typically 3 to 4 weeks but possibly sooner and possibly longer. Also, depends on what you mean by healing - most patients can return to a desk job after about 3 to 4 weeks.
Scarring maturation takes much longer.

In brief: Depends
Typically 3 to 4 weeks but possibly sooner and possibly longer. Also, depends on what you mean by healing - most patients can return to a desk job after about 3 to 4 weeks.
Scarring maturation takes much longer.
Dr. Eric Chang
Dr. Eric Chang
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Dr. Michael Bermant
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Tummy Tuck Recovery
Healing and recovery after tummy tuck depends on the problem to be treated, surgical techniques, skill of surgeon & many other factors.
http://plasticsurgery4u.com/tummy_tuck/bruising_swelling_recovery_gallery.htm is a photo gallery leading to many photos and videos demonstrating the typical healing for my tumescent tummy tuck. Watch how they move during recovery. Part 1 of 2.

In brief: Tummy Tuck Recovery
Healing and recovery after tummy tuck depends on the problem to be treated, surgical techniques, skill of surgeon & many other factors.
http://plasticsurgery4u.com/tummy_tuck/bruising_swelling_recovery_gallery.htm is a photo gallery leading to many photos and videos demonstrating the typical healing for my tumescent tummy tuck. Watch how they move during recovery. Part 1 of 2.
Dr. Michael Bermant
Dr. Michael Bermant
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Dr. Timothy King
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: A few weeks
The initial healing phase takes about 3 weeks.
However, healing continues for several weeks after that and the scar will continue to mature for many months.

In brief: A few weeks
The initial healing phase takes about 3 weeks.
However, healing continues for several weeks after that and the scar will continue to mature for many months.
Dr. Timothy King
Dr. Timothy King
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Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
In brief: TT recovery
Abdominoplasty involves a recovery period of 10 to 14 days longer than most plastic surgical procedures.
Initial discomfort and decreased mobility is typical.

In brief: TT recovery
Abdominoplasty involves a recovery period of 10 to 14 days longer than most plastic surgical procedures.
Initial discomfort and decreased mobility is typical.
Dr. Larry Nichter
Dr. Larry Nichter
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Depends...
The answer to your question depends on how you define “healing”.
The incision line will continue to strengthen and improve in appearance over the course of the 1st year postoperatively. Likewise, the appearance of the abdominal wall generally improves over the course of the 1st year also. However, majority of healing/swelling resolution occurs within the 1st few months. Best wishes.

In brief: Depends...
The answer to your question depends on how you define “healing”.
The incision line will continue to strengthen and improve in appearance over the course of the 1st year postoperatively. Likewise, the appearance of the abdominal wall generally improves over the course of the 1st year also. However, majority of healing/swelling resolution occurs within the 1st few months. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: 2 wks to 3 months
While many patients can return to light duty activities within 2 weeks after surgery many patients will, take up to 3 months to fully resume all activities without restriction.

In brief: 2 wks to 3 months
While many patients can return to light duty activities within 2 weeks after surgery many patients will, take up to 3 months to fully resume all activities without restriction.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Tummy Tuck healing
A tummy tuck is not completely healed for a year after it is performed, but it feels pretty solid at 6-8 weeks.
At that point most patients are back to most of their normal activities.

In brief: Tummy Tuck healing
A tummy tuck is not completely healed for a year after it is performed, but it feels pretty solid at 6-8 weeks.
At that point most patients are back to most of their normal activities.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Michael Bermant
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Tumescent Tummy Tuck
Part 2 of 2: here is an extraordinary series of photos and videos documenting the recovery healing of a belly dancer after tumescent tummy tuck showing progressing of her muscles healing: http://plasticsurgery4u.
Com/tummy_tuck/video_bellydancer_tummytuck.Htm do not just stop on that page, check out the other pages showing amazing set of videos showing her progressing and experiences.

In brief: Tumescent Tummy Tuck
Part 2 of 2: here is an extraordinary series of photos and videos documenting the recovery healing of a belly dancer after tumescent tummy tuck showing progressing of her muscles healing: http://plasticsurgery4u.
Com/tummy_tuck/video_bellydancer_tummytuck.Htm do not just stop on that page, check out the other pages showing amazing set of videos showing her progressing and experiences.
Dr. Michael Bermant
Dr. Michael Bermant
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