How long does it take to recover from a tummy tuck?

My mind is pretty much made up… I want a tummy tuck. I know it’s a major decision but I’ve done my research and I think it’s time! One of my last questions is how long it usually takes to fully recover from tummy tuck surgery? I want to know specifics about time back to work, driving, exercise and other normal activities. Oh yea, I’m 34 if age is a factor.


F, 35, Pennsylvania

Hello, thanks so much for your inquiry! Congratulations in taking this important step in your life. Normally, recovery from a Tummy tuck, would take 2-4 weeks to get to driving and to get back to work depends in what kind of work you do if it is a desk job 2-4 weeks, 4 to 6 weeks to start exercising. 

Please make sure that you and your surgeon are on the same page. Don't forget to discuss all your concerns, options and expectations thoroughly. Have a safe and pleasant PS Journey!
Dr. Jaime Campos-Leon
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Tijuana, BC Mexico