Tummy tucks are a very popular and effective technique to contour the abdomen. Patients who undergo this procedure should understand that there is a significant recovery process. Patients that undergo a tummy tuck require 10 to 14 days to recover before returning to work with the compression garments. Our patients tell us that the pain after tummy tuck is nothing like childbirth or a C-section. They also note that the pain can be controlled with Tylenol and a moderate pain control pill like Darvocet or Vicodin. We asked our patients limited lifting weights above 5 pounds for 4 to 6 weeks at which time they can return to the gym and exercise.
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