How Long is the Tummy Tuck Recovery?

Plastic Surgeon serving Lutherville Timonium, Baltimore & Columbia areas of Maryland

The only way to know for sure how long your tummy tuck recovery will be is to discuss the matter with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Adam Basner. Each person's recovery is somewhat unique, and Dr. Basner will help you determine what your downtime will look like. Activities requiring a certain amount of downtime include:

  • Working
  • Driving
  • Heavy lifting
  • Intensive cardiovascular activities
  • Certain types of exercise and recreation

Dr. Basner provides his patients the exceptional pain relief that comes with EXPAREL®. This local analgesic is injected during your tummy tuck procedure and provides effective pain relief for up to 72 hours. Dr. Basner has found that EXPAREL® provides his tummy tuck patients with a vastly more comfortable recovery.

Though you will need to take some time off from work and exercise after this procedure, it's important to let your body heal, and to give yourself some time to rest relax. Dr. Basner and our team will make sure you understand your complete aftercare instructions so that you can enjoy a successful healing period after surgery.

If you are interested in a tummy tuck to restore a slimmer, smoother abdominal area, please call The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland at (410) 616-3000 to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Basner.