Move or rest after Tummy Tuck?

It's been 10 days since I had my tummy tuck. As of today I drained 75. I noticed that the more I move, the more I drain. So should I be moving or resting?

user1503035

F, Alabama

Tags:10 days post-op

Hi user 1503035:   It is extremely important that you walk and move as much as possible after a tummy tuck.  Don't worry about the drainage, it will stop when the pocket is dry enough.  You want to move to accelerate your recovery and more importantly to eliminate the the possibility of blood clots and possible pulmonary embolism.   Move, move, move, move, move.  Got the picture?


Dr. Ken Stein