What should I expect during my tummy tuck recovery?

Tummy Tuck Dubai | 2 December 2018

During your tummy tuck recovery, dressings or bandages may be applied to your incisions, and you may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling and support your abdomen as it heals following surgery.

Small, thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.

You will be given specific instructions that may include:

How to care for the surgical site and drains

Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection

Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health

When to follow up

You will be given answers to the following specific Tummy Tuck questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period:

Where will I be taken after my surgery is complete?

What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?

Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery? When will they be removed?

When will the stitches be removed?

How will I bathe?

How long will I wear the pressure garment?

When can I resume normal activity and exercise?

When do I return for follow-up care?

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