How long on average would I need to take off work for breast lift with augmentation and tummy tuck? (photos)
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2-3 weeks off work with a modified schedule for 6 weeks
For a breast lift with augmentation and a tummy tuck procedure, my recommendation would be to take off two to three weeks from work with a modified schedule when you return. There will be days were you feel more fatigued and need to take a easy.
From viewing your photos, it looks like you are a good candidate for these procedures, as well as liposuction if desired. It is best to schedule an in-person consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon and you two can discuss what your best options are to meet your individual goals.
Hope this helps.
Nick Slenkovich, MD FACS
Time off for "Mommeee Makeover" . . .
The element that will slow you down the most of course is the "tummy tuck", particularly the muscle-tightening (especially with the "diastasis recti deformity - or muscle stretching - you have, but this can be effectively treated with aggressive deep suturing techniques). Most people are off narcotics in a week or so, however, and ibuprofen (+/- valium if spasms) can be very effective. We also sometimes use an optiontal long-lasting injectable anesthetic that controls pain for several days. For many people, at 1-2 weeks it's often not the pain that slows people down as much as energy issues . . .
I agree with most other answers that you would need at least 2 weeks off work (and some help at home during that time) if your occupation is above and beyond a desk job, and that significant lifting/core activities should not be undertaken before 4-6 weeks minimum (at which point healing is more reliable). Swelling may take several months overall to resolve, however, especially if you try to return to fuller activities too early, and scarring can take 6-12 months to fully mature. The good news is you're an excellent candidate for the procedures discussed (in the right hands), but definitely give yourself adequate time to recover to optimize your results . . . hope it goes well! i
Returning to Work and Activity Post Mommy Makeover
The Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures to bring a woman’s body back to the way she looked prior to pregnancy. Most commonly some variation of a #TummyTuck and #BreastSurgery are performed. Additional procedures can include liposuction, umbilical hernia repair. The most common #breastprocedures include #mastopexy or #breastlift, #breastaugmentation, or #breastreduction.
Healing after a #tummytuck will require time. Some patients are out of bed and walking the night of surgery and every hour while awake. I allow my patients to return to work at one to two weeks with 14 days preferred. However, no lifting or straining. At three weeks, increased level of activity and full with no restrictions, at 6 weeks.
As I advise my patients, if your work keeps you sedentary, you may return whenever you feel up to it. If your work is strenuous, wait until your work activity does not cause any superficial pain.
Some employers will modify a person’s job duties so they can back sooner, but without physical activity. Our office can provide our patients with a note stating they are not to engage in strenuous activity for a specified period of time. The note will not disclose what procedure they have underwent. Therefore, you may have to request a similar note from your surgeon if you are not independently employed. I recommend avoiding heavy lifting and strenuous #activity for six weeks following your surgery. With that said, it may help you plan your return to work accordingly.
As for heavy lifting and other #strenuous #activities, it should be avoided for until you have clearance from your surgeon. You may, however, do normal activities at any time if they cause no pain or #discomfort. Let your body tell you what you can or cannot do. Aerobic exercise will raise your blood pressure, which could cause late bleeding and harm your result. Once you begin exercising again, start gently and let your body tell you what it can tolerate. Don’t rush!! If you have concerns about your healing, or pain that you question to be unusual, it is important to call your plastic surgeon to discuss these further asked to be examined.
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How long on average would I need to take off work for breast lift with augmentation and tummy tuck
Resuming work after a mommy makeover.
Time off from work.
Most people who have a desk job take 2 weeks off after TT or MM.m Longer with physical jobs. Can you do a lighter schedule when you return to work?
Most patients tell me they feel like their energy has returned after 4 weeks.
All the best,
How much time to take off from work after tummy tuck and breast augmentation?
Time off work is an important consideration after surgery. Too much activity early in your recovery can lead to healing issues and could affect your long term outcome. I recommend patients undergoing similar procedures take 2-3 weeks off after surgery and stay home to rest and recover. After this, I recommend light activity up to 6 weeks after surgery. You stated your job doesn’t require any lifting, so you may be able to return in 2-3 weeks. Consult with your board certified plastic surgeon for their specific recovery recommendations. They will be the best doctor to answer this for you. Best of luck!
How long would you need to take off work for multiple procedures including a tummy tuck, breast lift and breast augmentation?
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