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How long does the abdominoplasty recovery process take?

It can take 6 to 8 weeks to recover from abdominoplasty, with fatigue and discomfort being common directly after the surgery and during the healing process.

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It can take 6 to 8 weeks to recover from abdominoplasty, with fatigue and discomfort being common directly after the surgery and during the healing process.

During this time it’s vital you get adequate rest and avoid strenuous activity for at least the first week after surgery. Many individuals consult our clinic with common questions regarding the abdominoplasty recovery process which we intend to address throughout this article.

What can I expect after abdominoplasty?

Fatigue, joint pain and swelling may be experienced directly after the surgery and the few weeks proceeding. It’s vital you give your body time to heal by avoiding strenuous tasks and listening to the advice of your surgeon. You will be told how to care for the incision, what to be aware of with regards to possible infections and how much you should be resting/eating during the recovery process.

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What is the fastest way to recover from a tummy tuck?

The fastest way to recover from a tummy tuck is to ensure you’re keeping to a healthy lifestyle and taking adequate rest time. Depending on the surgery, you may be prescribed antibiotics and be advised to avoid alcohol and nicotine for a set length of time. Time off work may be needed (depending on the job) and individuals should avoid heavy lifting for the weeks directly after the surgery to ensure the body is given the optimal amount of recovery time.

The specialists at our clinic provide comprehensive advice on the recovery process and how to best manage any side effects. We have a 24/7 on-call nurse service to ensure your recovery is fast alongside offering complimentary access to ongoing wound care. To find out more about how we can help, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via the contact form on our website today.

How painful is tummy tuck recovery?

Generally speaking the pain after the tummy tuck procedure is mild when the correct recovery procedures are followed. Mild discomfort may be experienced in the area of the incision for a small period of time after the procedure. Painkillers can be taken for the coming weeks after surgery and we advise you to consult a professional for the exact steps to take to ensure optimal recovery after the surgery.

Although the thought of an incision may sound painful, with the use of an anaesthetic the process is pain-free. Any unusually strong pain should be reported to your surgeon immediately so the necessary actions can be taken.

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When can I drive after abdominal surgery?

It is strongly advised you don’t drive after the surgery for several weeks following surgery. Patients should also refrain from intense physical exercise directly after the procedure, opting for smaller, less intensive exercises instead.

The Cadogan Clinic is on hand to help answer any concerns or queries you may have regarding the abdominoplasty recovery process, we also offer a 24/7 on-call nurse service and ongoing wound care to assist with your recovery, for further details get in touch with us via the contact form on our website.


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After substantial weight loss, many men find their abdominal muscles are weaker and the skin in that area has become looser. An abdominoplasty can tighten the muscles and remove excess skin, leaving a firmer and flatter abdomen.

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At Cadogan Clinic we offer a specialized Brazilian Abdominoplasty, which restores the shape and skin of the abdomen area. This procedure is offered for anyone who wishes to remove excess skin on your tummy that is more difficult to lose through traditional weight loss or exercise.

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