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According to plastic surgeon Charles Gruenwald, MD, the initial recovery stage for a tummy tuck lasts 10 to 14 days, and full recovery takes six weeks or more. In the seven days following the surgery, any inserted drains... More »

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Patients should avoid strenuous activities for at least six weeks after having tummy tuck surgery, explains WebMD. The site also suggests taking at least one month off work to ensure proper recovery. More »

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After a tummy tuck, it is important to care for the bandage placed on the abdomen while sitting and lying down in ways that do not aggravate the area, states WebMD. While strenuous activity is forbidden, patients should ... More »

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