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Is there a standard medical leave time for a tummy tuck ?

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Dr. Farhad Rafizadeh
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: What kind of work?

It depends on the kind of work you do.
You could probably go back to work in 2 to 3 weeks if you have desk job. For a manual worker it would be more like six weeks.

In brief: What kind of work?

It depends on the kind of work you do.
You could probably go back to work in 2 to 3 weeks if you have desk job. For a manual worker it would be more like six weeks.
Dr. Farhad Rafizadeh
Dr. Farhad Rafizadeh
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
In total agreement.
Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

It averages a month so so but depends upon the philosophy of the surgeon and the type of work.
More physical work equals more time off.

In brief: Not really

It averages a month so so but depends upon the philosophy of the surgeon and the type of work.
More physical work equals more time off.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sick time

I generally recommend that most working patients take two weeks off from work.
A few patients have needed more time, but some patients are able to return to a desk job after 1 week.

In brief: Sick time

I generally recommend that most working patients take two weeks off from work.
A few patients have needed more time, but some patients are able to return to a desk job after 1 week.
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Dr. Tito Vasquez
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Dr. Barry Handler
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

On what type of work you do, how much you like your work and what your pain tolerance is.
Most people take advantage of the family medical leave act which guarantees their employer will hold their job for up to 3 mos. Uusally by 6 wks there are no activity restrictions but 2-3 weeks seems to be a reasonable amount of time off for most people.

In brief: Depends

On what type of work you do, how much you like your work and what your pain tolerance is.
Most people take advantage of the family medical leave act which guarantees their employer will hold their job for up to 3 mos. Uusally by 6 wks there are no activity restrictions but 2-3 weeks seems to be a reasonable amount of time off for most people.
Dr. Barry Handler
Dr. Barry Handler
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

There is not a standard time, as each patient's recovery and condition varies.
Most patients can return to normal non-strenuous activity in 2 weeks.

In brief: No

There is not a standard time, as each patient's recovery and condition varies.
Most patients can return to normal non-strenuous activity in 2 weeks.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

Some go back to non- physical work in days.
Work that requires use od abdominal muscles will require more like 2 weeks.

In brief: Not really

Some go back to non- physical work in days.
Work that requires use od abdominal muscles will require more like 2 weeks.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Two weeks would be the minimum amount of time that you should take off from work.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: No

but medical work excuse can be provided.
Employer does not have a right to know what procedure you had done.

In brief: No

but medical work excuse can be provided.
Employer does not have a right to know what procedure you had done.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Tummy recovery

Typically this is two weeks for sedentary type jobs not requiring strenuous physical activities.

In brief: Tummy recovery

Typically this is two weeks for sedentary type jobs not requiring strenuous physical activities.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 3 weeks

Following a tummy tuck procedure, i advise my patients to take 3 weeks off from work.

In brief: 3 weeks

Following a tummy tuck procedure, i advise my patients to take 3 weeks off from work.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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