After an abdominoplasty operation, you will need to stay at the hospital for a duration of 1 to 3 days on the average. After the abdominal tightenings, swelling and pain are observed normally. This situation may sustain for a few days. The use of analgesics is beneficial for the relief of pain.
The drains will be removed 1 to 3 days after the operation and the sutures will be removed after 1 to 3 weeks.You may go back to work again in 2 to 4 weeks. After a few months, you will feel yourself completely as before, being able to perform all your previous physical activities. The fading of the scars may take 9 to 12 months. However, they will not disappear completely. But the incisions are performed at such a level that the scars can be put out of sight under swimming suits or bikini bottoms.