You will stay in hospital for one to four nights.
Recovery time following a tummy tuck will depend on the type of surgery you have. Full abdominoplasty involves making an incision from one hip to the other.
Initially after a tummy tuck you will have bruising and swelling, you will feel tired and have moderate pain and discomfort for several days after this surgery. This will eventually subside, you can take painkillers to reduce your pain. One home you must rest and recover for two to three weeks and not partake in strenuous physical activities for up to eight weeks.
You will have a much quicker recovery if you opt for a mini tummy tuck and you can expect to return to your normal activities in a week or so.
A full recovery typically takes between four to eight weeks.
You will have an abdominal scar that is normally hidden by your underwear. It will fade overtime and become barely noticeable.