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Tummy Tuck Recovery: What to Expect After Abdominoplasty

Posted on Mar 2, 2022 Plastic Surgery, Tummy Tuck

Woman lying on her side in white undergarments, with her hand placed on her hipDr. David Bottger understands the recovery period after any cosmetic surgery can seem overwhelming — especially in cases involving a substantial procedure like abdominoplasty. Over the years, we’ve found that robust doctor-patient communication, a high degree of surgical skill, and an in-depth understanding of what you should expect following tummy tuck surgery are essential to facilitating a successful recovery. Patients in Philadelphia can rest assured that our highly skilled medical team will be there during every step of the healing process to ensure your recovery proceeds as smoothly as possible. 

Each person’s recovery after a tummy tuck will vary depending on factors unique to them, including their age, general health, and the specific technique utilized during their procedure. Generally speaking, tummy tuck patients can expect the following: 

Of course, every patient is unique and there’s no one-size-fits-all recovery process. The best course of action is to invest plenty of time in rest and relaxation, and give your body time to recover from the trauma of major surgery. Err on the side of caution. Most importantly, follow all of Dr. Bottger’s pre- and post-operative instructions. These instructions are designed to protect you during your recovery and ensure your healing progresses as successfully as possible.

If you’re considering a tummy tuck in or around Philadelphia, please contact Dr. David A. Bottger online or by calling (610) 227-6118.

Editor’s note: The original version of this blog was published on August 24, 2017.