Even after losing significant amounts of weight, your figure still may not be what you want. Loose skin and stubborn fat don’t respond to diet and exercise and can leave you feeling self-conscious. At Arroyo Plastic Surgery in Houston, an extended tummy tuck is performed by Dr. Arroyo who uses uses his expertise to help shape your figure to match your aesthetic goals.
Recovery After Extended Tummy Tuck Procedure
The recovery after an extended tummy tuck will vary from one patient to another. Immediately following the procedure, Dr. Arroyo will apply a compression garment to help aid the healing process. Patients are encouraged to rest during the first 48 hours but can move around to promote blood circulation.
It is not uncommon to experience bruising, swelling, and abdominal numbness over the first few days following this surgery. Dr. Arroyo will provide pain medication to increase your comfort level. The majority of patients can resume work after 2-3 weeks. However, it may take up to 6 weeks before you are allowed to continue exercise and total activity.