8 doctors weighed in:
Will I be able to get time off from work to have a tummy tuck?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Eric Chang
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hope so
Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are major surgical procedures which take time to recover from. The quickest i've seen people get back to work after a full tummy tuck is probably 1 1/2 to 2 wks.
The average time out of work is usually 3+ wks.

In brief: Hope so
Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are major surgical procedures which take time to recover from. The quickest i've seen people get back to work after a full tummy tuck is probably 1 1/2 to 2 wks.
The average time out of work is usually 3+ wks.
Dr. Eric Chang
Dr. Eric Chang
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Most patients need two weeks after a tummy tuck to return to a desk job and longer if their job requires more standing or physical activity.

In brief: Depends
Most patients need two weeks after a tummy tuck to return to a desk job and longer if their job requires more standing or physical activity.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Depends upon job
Your employer determines this.
If you work for a large company, chances are it will work out. :).

In brief: Depends upon job
Your employer determines this.
If you work for a large company, chances are it will work out. :).
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: I would think so
This really comes down to an issue between you and your employer. One thing to remember, however, is that the muscle repair in a tummy tuck is similar to a hernia repair.
So, while most people can return to normal activities at 10-14 days, you must avoid heavy lifting (where you need to use your abdominal muscles) for 6 weeks.

In brief: I would think so
This really comes down to an issue between you and your employer. One thing to remember, however, is that the muscle repair in a tummy tuck is similar to a hernia repair.
So, while most people can return to normal activities at 10-14 days, you must avoid heavy lifting (where you need to use your abdominal muscles) for 6 weeks.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Depends
If your work place is large enough i would advise going to the human resource department.
Some patients have gone on a short term leave. However, most will take 2 weeks off of surgery.

In brief: Depends
If your work place is large enough i would advise going to the human resource department.
Some patients have gone on a short term leave. However, most will take 2 weeks off of surgery.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: Yes
However, that is a question for you and your employer..
.Medical excuses can easily be given in writing and do not specify the patients condition. Patients can not be asked by their employer to disclose personal medical information. You would do best not to disclose that information to coworkers either.

In brief: Yes
However, that is a question for you and your employer..
.Medical excuses can easily be given in writing and do not specify the patients condition. Patients can not be asked by their employer to disclose personal medical information. You would do best not to disclose that information to coworkers either.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Charles Garramone
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
Most employers will allow time off for medical procedures, but this is really dependant on your boss.
Make sure you clear it with them first prior to scheduling this procedure, as most patients need about two weeks off from work.

In brief: Yes
Most employers will allow time off for medical procedures, but this is really dependant on your boss.
Make sure you clear it with them first prior to scheduling this procedure, as most patients need about two weeks off from work.
Dr. Charles Garramone
Dr. Charles Garramone
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