Woman's Bare Torso With Arm Covering BreastsThough the tummy tuck is popular and highly effective, it’s important to know that it is one of the most invasive surgical procedures available. When undergoing a corrective procedure of this magnitude, one that combines multiple techniques, it’s important to take the tummy tuck recovery phase seriously.

In the first few days of tummy tuck recovery, expect significant discomfort, especially when attempting to sit up or move around. Despite this, mobility to and from the bathroom with assistance during the first 24 hours is actually beneficial for your circulation. Moving the extremities from time to time while in bed is also helpful.

Deep breathing at intervals is helpful for abdominal procedures like the tummy tuck, because some patients are inclined to favor shallow breathing due to discomfort.

For more information regarding tummy tuck recovery, contact the Murrieta office of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Eichenberg.