EXPERT Q&A

Q: What kind of recovery should a patient expect after a tummy tuck? Are there drains?

What our experts say:

It’s not like a c-section because we are not going inside the abdominal cavity.  The post-op discomfort is less than an intraabdominal procedure. 

ORDON ANDREW CALNW PLASTIC SURGEON

Dr. Andrew Ordon

Plastic Surgeon

Beverly Hills, California

I always tell my patients that after a tummy tuck you need a good 7 to 10 days off of work and help at home.  Not because it is that painful, but you are sore and you have drains. In 12 to 14 days you can go back to work and back to walking; and in about 6 weeks you can get back to regular exercise.

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Dr. Ritu Chopra

Plastic Surgeon

Beverly Hills, California

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