Thank you for the question and congratulations on getting your tummy tuck done! Most patients are advised to wait 2 weeks before returning to work after the procedure. However, this should be light duty without any strenuous activity. Typically, you should avoid heavy lifting or other strenuous activity for 4 to 6 weeks after a tummy tuck. As always, an in-person examination with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and obtain reliable medical advice. Best of luck! Dr. Michael Omidi.
Thank you very much for sharing your concerns with us.At this point the swelling is normal.
To reduce it, I recommend you perform daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the abdomen and wear a postoperative girdle from thigh to the breasts.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-