After your Tummy Tuck: Recovery and Results
You’ll go home wearing a firm elastic garment. You’ll replace that with a light support garment, which you’ll wear for two to three weeks after the surgery but can remove for short periods.
After your incision heals, you’ll notice a firmer abdominal wall, a narrower waistline, a flatter lower abdomen and a more attractive shape in and out of your clothes.
Women who’ve had children often benefit the most from a tummy tuck, as the skin and muscles of a woman’s stomach stretch during pregnancy. Tummy tucks are permanent; however, if your weight changes significantly your results could change. If you’re planning to lose a significant amount of weight or have additional children, you may want to postpone a tummy tuck.
Some people combine tummy tucks with additional procedures, such as a breast augmentation, breast lift, or liposuction.