When scheduling your tummy tuck, with Dr. Azouz in Dallas Texas it is helpful to plan for your procedure and recovery process. Dr. Azouz will answer your specific questions during your consultation. However, here is some general information about a tummy tuck procedure with Dr. Azouz and the recovery time.
Plan for Downtime
The recovery time for a tummy tuck is generally four to six weeks following your surgical procedure. The first week or two it can be helpful for you to have assistance with household chores, caring for children, and other responsibilities. After the first week or so you will begin to regain your energy and be able to return to some of your normal daily activities such as desk work.
Expect Scarring from a Tummy Tuck
Depending on if you undergo a tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck your scar will vary. For a tummy tuck, a horizontal incision is made in the lower abdomen and is usually as long as the overhang of skin. Whereas, a mini tummy tuck scar is significantly smaller. Patients who are candidates for a mini tummy tuck are those with minimal skin laxity in the lower abdomen. The scar should be easily concealed by most clothing, including a swimsuit or underwear. The scar will fade over time. During a consultation, Dr. David or Dr. Solomon Azouz will examine your abdominal area and decide which type of tummy tuck you is the best option to obtain your desired results.
Understand the Tummy Tuck Healing Process
Dr. David and Dr. Solomon Azouz perform drainless tummy tuck . Dr. Azouz uses unique surgical techniques which allows him to perform a drainless tummy tuck. During your recovery time you will be required to wear compression garments. Dr. Azouz will guide you during your post-operative appointment on when you can increase your activity level. In most cases, patients are able to return to light desk duties after a week or so. Dr. Azouz usually allows you to return to more strenuous activities such as heavy exercise around six weeks. With this being said, each patient is different and Dr. Azouz will be with you during each step of your healing process.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about the tummy tuck recovery process, schedule a consultation with Dr. David or Dr. Solomon Azouz at Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Dallas, TX. Call our office at (972) 702-8888 or contact us online.