Drainless tummy tuck recovery time and healing process
Following the procedure, you will be sent home. It is recommended for you to have a caregiver stay with you for a week in order to help you avoid unnecessary work.
You are encouraged to do light movement, like walking, to increase circulation and prevent blood clots following surgery. You will be able to walk and go to the bathroom, but you should not lift any heavy objects.
Common side effects following a drainless tummy tuck include pain in the area mostly caused by muscle spasms in your abdomen. Because these muscles have just been tightened, it will take a while until they have adjusted. Dr. Nesmith will provide you with pain medication.
After one week, you will be allowed to return to work, but you should avoid any demanding activity. Six weeks following surgery, you will be permitted to perform your usual activities.