You will experience bruising and swelling following your surgery and will stay overnight under the care of a licensed nurse. Patients usually return to work two to three weeks after their surgery. Throughout your recovery process, a specialty compression garment will be worn. You should be able to resume your regular exercise routine after four to six weeks or as designated by Dr. Aaronson.
The extent of your scarring depends on the placement of your incisions. Additionally, your body’s natural healing process will play a role in scar formation and appearance. Discuss your concerns with Dr. Aaronson during your consultation if you are worried about scar formation. Most scarring will fade over time.
The cost of your tummy tuck will vary depending on a number of factors. The extent of correction, surgical fees, and anesthesia fees will affect the final cost of your procedure. While the cost can be an important factor when choosing a surgeon, it shouldn’t be the only factor. Choosing a qualified, board-certified surgeon is necessary for achieving natural, beautiful results.
There may be some initial postoperative discomfort as a result of abdominal tightening. This can be controlled using a prescribed oral pain medication. For most patients, this initial pain subsides within several days of surgery.