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Tummy Tuck Recovery

After undergoing a tummy tuck at The Ottawa Clinic, a degree of swelling is a normal part of the recovery process. While some discomfort may accompany this, our comprehensive postoperative care includes medications to manage any discomfort effectively. 


During the initial one to two weeks, activities will be limited to allow for optimal healing. Following this period, patients typically find they can resume normal, light activities. However, refraining from strenuous activities is crucial for several weeks to support the healing process. Your personalized recovery plan, including detailed instructions and guidance, will be discussed thoroughly during consultations with our expert surgical team. This individualized approach ensures that patients are well-informed and supported throughout the recovery journey.


Understanding the dynamics of recovery is essential for a smooth postoperative experience. The dedicated team at The Ottawa Clinic provides patients with clear and detailed information on what to expect during the recovery period. 


This guidance extends to managing swelling and discomfort effectively, allowing patients to transition back into their routines gradually. With a focus on patient well-being, the clinic’s surgical team emphasizes the importance of adhering to the recommended recovery timeline, fostering optimal healing and ensuring the best possible results. 


The ongoing support and communication offered by The Ottawa Clinic contribute to a positive recovery experience for each patient, fostering confidence and satisfaction in the journey toward a transformed abdomen.