Tummy tuck recovery. How mobile can I be and how much personal care assistance do I need?
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Doctor Answers 1
Tummy tuck recovery
Thank you for your question. I advise all my patients to have someone who can help them around the house for the first two weeks. By a week you should be able to move around pretty well. You might sleep and sit in a slightly flexed position. At a week you just need someone there to help you change positions, get in and out of bed. Most other activities you should be able to do by yourself - it is more assistance with mobility and to help you carry/get things. You will likely feel more tired than usual and take more naps. This is completely normal after this operation. Most of my patients are back to their normal activities by week 4. Hope this helps
Surjit S. Rai, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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