It takes six weeks for tummy tuck recovery. Swelling may last several weeks, but most patients are fully recovered in three months or less. At this point, it’s safe to begin exercising and resuming normal activities.
You will need to take about 4 to 6 weeks off work and exercise. You will not be able to drive for a few weeks after the operation (your surgeon and insurance company can advise you about this). It takes about 6 weeks to fully recover and to see the full effect of a tummy tuck
Your tummy tuck recovery kit
It takes about 6 weeks to fully recover and to see the full effect of a tummy tuck. You’ll usually need to wear a special type of corset or tummy-control pants for 6 weeks, to encourage your skin to heal properly and to reduce any swelling.