How Soon Will My Tummy Feel Normal After Tummy Tuck Surgery?

By: Dr. Angelo Cuzalina


Many individuals desire an improved, envy-inducing physique, especially in the midsection region, where a lean, tight core can give an overall athletic look that turns heads and cuts a slim figure even while wearing clothes. Yet very few people have the time to devote countless hours in the gym and all the effort needed to follow a potentially restrictive diet.

Plus, numerous other factors can get in the way, such as the aging process, childbirth, excess weight loss leading to loose skin, and other life obligations or unexpected events. But our expert team at Tulsa Surgical Arts is here to make your physique transformation as easy as possible, and one great option is the tummy tuck.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Angelo Cuzalina can customize your treatment to give you personalized results in Tulsa, OK. So, to explore your options for improved aesthetics, contact us today.

Get a tighter, more toned tummy with a tummy tuck

Our spectrum of cosmetic treatments can transform your physique to give you the confidence-boosting results of your dreams. One popular choice is the tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty. This procedure is popular among men and women to correct numerous issues, including excess skin or stubborn fat pockets.

And, of course, you also benefit from our compassionate, detail-attentive care. Your journey toward a slimmer figure begins with Dr. Cuzalina crafting a personalized treatment plan just for you based on your unique needs, physiological aspects, and lifestyle factors.

Though a tummy tuck can yield transformative results, we recommend reaching a stable weight before seeking this surgery. Repeated fluctuations in weight, especially more dramatic ones, can adversely impact your results and cosmetic potential.

And while a tummy tuck may involve liposuction to enhance your results, the two procedures are different and provide distinct results. A tummy tuck may be combined with other treatments, like a thighplasty for more far-reaching results, or a mommy makeover for those seeking to regain tightness and a more sculpted body after pregnancy. We’ll go over all of these possibilities and more when we see you for a consultation to discuss your expectations, wishes, and concerns.

How soon will my tummy feel normal after a tummy tuck surgery?

The recovery period varies by patient and depends on multiple procedural and personal factors. For the first few days or week, you’ll need to rest, as your mobility will be limited, and you’ll need help around the house.

Some patients may feel some after-effects, such as tightness, hardness, swelling, or the sensation of pulling, for weeks after surgery. However, this dissipates with time, and you’ll regain more and more of your mobility and comfort. Some may be able to return to work after one or two weeks. The overall recovery may take several months or more, though many patients are healed in about three months and can resume l normal activities, even more strenuous ones like exercising.

We’ll devise a post-procedure treatment plan to help you achieve an optimal outcome. This plan includes tips and tricks for an expedited, more comfortable recuperation, as well as care considerations to minimize the appearance of your scars, which will be as small and discreetly placed as possible to give you natural-looking results.

Improve your aesthetics and confidence with a tummy tuck

A tummy tuck can change how you look and feel, giving you a more youthful, athletic appearance while improving your confidence. A fitter physique doesn’t have to require hours of toil and sweat in the gym or hungry days spent portioning out your calories.

Dr. Angelo Cuzalina understands that life obligations can get in the way, so we’re here to make your cosmetic transformation as easy and spectacular as possible. You can get one step closer to a fantastic midsection by reaching out to us at Tulsa Surgical Arts in Tulsa, OK.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.