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How long will i be out of work with a tt and bbl?

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Time out?

With Brazilian buttock lift and tummy tuck you might be out at least 2 weeks, but I prefer patients take a whole month off from work. This will allow you to recover better and with less pressure to return to work before you're ready. Hope this helps - Dr. Aldo.

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Time off Work for Tummy Tuck and BBL

Each surgeon has his or her own guidelines for postoperative care. Patients generally can return to light activity 7 to 10 post surgery. More strenuous activity can generally begin 2 to 6 months post surgery. Consult with your surgeon as he or she understands the scope of the surgery and the specifics about you.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy Tuck and Brazilian Buttlift Recovery

     Tummy tuck and Brazilian buttlift recovery and return to sedentary work may take 1 to 2 weeks.  Return to more strenuous activity may require 6 weeks.

How long will i be out of work with a tt and bbl?

Most patients who do non-exertional work can be back by about 10 days. Heavy laborers will need about 6 weeks as a general rule. There is considerable patient to patient variability. 

Thanks, best wishes. 


I tell my patients to expect 70% of the recovery process to be complete by the end of the first week and the rest by the end of the second week.

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Time off from work for TT and BBL?

I typically tell my patients that they can return regular daily activities or work at 10-14 days, you will feel fatigued for approximately 6 weeks.  Of course all of this depends on the type of work that ones performs . Good luck!

How long after a TT and the BBL can I return to work?

Generally speaking, most of my patients who undergo a TT and the BBL may rerurn to non-strenuous work after about 10-14 days. If the work is more physical a longer recuperation may be anticipated.

George Lefkovits, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Return to work

It is best to discuss this with your surgeon.  In general, I ask my patients to avoid lifting more than 5-10 pounds for 6 weeks.  If you have a desk job, you will likely be able to return to work in 10-14 days.  If you have a physically demanding job, you will need to be off for 6 weeks.

Naveen Setty, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Time off work after surgery

The time off from work will depend on the type of work you do.  It is best not to do heavy lifting for 4 to 6 weeks, but a patient who sits in front of a computer, or some type of desk job usually goes back to work in 10 days. Be sure to discuss this with your Plastic Surgeon prior to your surgery.

How long will i be out of work with a tt and bbl?

If you dont have a physically demanding job, you may be able to be back to work in as early as 10 days, but it really depends on many factors, and this is best discussed with your operating Plastic Surgeon.  Best of luck!

Amy T. Bandy, DO, FACS
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
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