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How long is the recovery time after abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty or abdominoplasty belongs to the operations of aesthetic surgery. It is considered to be one of the most effective and durable aesthetic abdominal surgeries. It is generally preferred by people who lose weight quickly after being overweight or who experience sagging after pregnancy.

Even with a small weight gain, there are deformations in the abdominal area, especially during pregnancy. Since this image disturbs many people, abdominoplasty is used as a definitive and permanent solution. During pregnancy, sagging and flabby skin is more common in women who have gained much more weight than expected or have given birth more than once. This situation does not improve with diets or sports programs. The most definitive and permanent solution is to restore the sagging and flabby skin through surgery.

Abdominoplasty is generally considered to be a comfortable procedure. Accordingly, the healing process can be considered comfortable. The recovery process generally proceeds as follows:

• Patients usually stay in the hospital for 1-2 days and then are discharged.
• 3-4 hours after the procedure, you can walk normally with the help of a relative and can walk comfortably on your own the next day.
• Patients should wear a special brace for one month after surgery.
• After the surgery, you may feel pain due to the stitches in your abdomen. This is quite normal. Therefore, your doctor will prescribe painkillers.
• You can take a bath 2-3 days after the surgery. You can return to your daily work. However, during the first week, you should be careful to keep it to a minimum and mild level, even if you cannot completely avoid movements such as pushing, contractions, coughing and sneezing due to the fact that your sutures are not fully seated.
• If your job is one that requires physical strength, you may need to stay away from your job for 7 to 10 weeks, depending on the situation. At the end of this time, your recovery process will be complete. However, the recovery period for a mini tummy tuck is only 1 week for mild sagging and discomfort.

As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with a tummy tuck. These risks include wound site infections, fluid buildup in the body during the procedure, hematomas, and blood clots. Fluid retention and hematoma are not very common risks. It happens in very few people. Infection is a common risk, but it is easily cleared with the use of antibiotics. The risk of blood clots is usually present in older people. However, it is a normal risk that can occur during most surgeries. Situations such as blood clots can be easily eliminated by simple methods such as standing patients up and walking them when they wake up after surgery and using them as medicine and compression stockings.