This more aggressive surgery is most often performed under general anesthesia. Because this is a more aggressive surgery, recuperation usually takes several weeks or even months to see the final results. The length of time for recovery varies greatly depending on the extent of the abdominoplasty and the general physical condition of the patient.
Most patients can return to work from one to three weeks following surgery.
The results of a tummy tuck can remain for many years, if there is no significant weight gain or the patient does not become pregnant. However, gravity and the effects of aging will eventually take their toll. This procedure can be performed again if over time you become dissatisfied with the appearance of your abdomen.