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How long does it take to recover from a Tummy Tuck?

The recovery time following a Tummy Tuck will depend on your health, the Tummy Tuck procedure, the skills of the surgeon and your post-operative care. The highly experienced team at Bella Vou use innovative Abdominoplasty techniques to reduce complications, improve cosmetic results and speed up your recovery after a Tummy Tuck.

How long does it take to recover from a Tummy Tuck?

The recovery time following a Tummy Tuck will depend on your health, the Tummy Tuck procedure, the skills of the surgeon and your post-operative care. The highly experienced team at Bella Vou use innovative Abdominoplasty techniques to reduce complications, improve cosmetic results and speed up your recovery after a Tummy Tuck.

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How long to recover from tummy tuck?

It takes around four to six weeks to recover from a tummy tuck, and up to three to six months before you can see the final cosmetic result. However, at Bella Vou, many of our patients feel ready to return to work less than two weeks after surgery. Between four and six weeks, you can safely reintroduce exercise, gradually increasing activity as you regain confidence and rebuild your fitness and strength.

Not all tummy tucks are created equal

At Bella Vou our specialist surgeons take great care to create a slim, contoured, natural tummy shape - whereas traditional tummy tucks can leave the patient with an unnatural, flat or boxy looking tummy. To find out more about how our tummy tuck process differs from other providers, click here, or give us a call and we can chat through the available options with you.

Not all tummy tucks are created equal

At Bella Vou our specialist surgeons take great care to create a slim, contoured, natural tummy shape - whereas traditional tummy tucks can leave the patient with an unnatural, flat or boxy looking tummy. To find out more about how our tummy tuck process differs from other providers, click here, or give us a call and we can chat through the available options with you.

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How long is the recovery time following Tummy Tuck surgery at Bella Vou?

The recovery time following your Tummy Tuck at Bella Vou is between four and six weeks. The specialist plastic and aesthetic surgeons have introduced a number of innovations to accelerate your rehabilitation and prevent post-surgical problems. These include:

Top tips for tummy tuck recovery

So if they are the benefits, what are the best tips you need to know about the recovery process?

Here are our top tips for a fast and full recovery:

1. Walk around after your tummy tuck!

Physical activity is a no-no, although one thing you will be encouraged to do, post-surgery, is to walk! Yes, walking will help to prevent blood clots from forming as well as easing the swelling. Small steps to start with and then more as the recovery progresses.

2. Drink plenty of water

Hydration is key! Water is one thing that is important after surgery to help to keep a regular rhythm as well as helping relieve bloating. It has also been shown to help keep the patient in a positive mood resulting in them feeling more hopeful for a swift recovery.

3. Sleeping Position

We all need a comfortable night's sleep, although after tummy tuck surgery you do have to be careful! For a temporary period, you would be asked by your surgeon to sleep in an inclined position, with your shoulders and head raised above your body, this ensures less strain on the abdominal areas. Pillows behind the knees and back can help take the pressure away from the lower abdominal wall incision line.

Most important of all is to make sure you go back for your follow up consultation! It's a big part of your recovery process to discuss and show your surgeon the results of the surgery, as well as checking it is healing correctly.

At Bella Vou we have a huge specialised team of cosmetic surgeons who have performed countless tummy tuck procedures. So if you are after the contoured body that would make you feel like you again, then contact us to book a consultation with one of our surgeons.

At Bella Vou our specialist surgeons take great care to create a slim, contoured, natural tummy shape - whereas traditional tummy tucks can leave the patient with an unnatural, flat or boxy looking tummy. .

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