Day 5 post-op and still feeling discomfort. Have been staying alone since the third night with friends periodically checking on me. Had the belly button stitches removed today and hope to go back later this week to have the drain removed. Still unable to stand upright but the Dr. told me to start light stretching to help this along.
So far the worst part of the whole process is having developed bronchitis. Coughing after a tummy tuck is bad!!
Would recommend of you are a shorter person to have the doctor cut the abdominal brace down to cover just your belly so it doesn't inhibit expansion of your lower ribcage when breathing. Aside from that, the pain is easily managed with prescribed meds and am looking forward to the long term results!