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How Long is Recovery From a Tummy Tuck?

Are you bothered by a flabby stomach? Do you wish you had a toned midsection? If so, a tummy tuck may be a good option. At its core, a tummy tuck is a surgery that removes excess fat and skin from the abdominal muscles. In addition, it corrects any weakened or separated muscles you may have. 

Following a tummy tuck, you’ll be left with a taut, flat stomach that expands your clothing options and more importantly, boosts your confidence. If you believe you may benefit from a tummy tuck and are wondering about the recovery process, read on.

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What to Expect From a Tummy Tuck Recovery 

A tummy tuck begins when Dr. Gonyon makes an incision over your lower abdomen and elevates your skin. Therefore, the recovery process will take a bit of time. Dr. Gonyon will ask that you hold off on heavy lifting and rigorous activity for at least six weeks. 

Also, if you have a physically demanding job, he’ll encourage you to take at least a month off work. If your job involves sitting at a desk, you may be able to return to work sooner. The details of your tummy tuck treatment plan will dictate how long it will take you to fully recover.

Most patients report that while a tummy tuck is an invasive procedure with a recovery period, the beautiful results it has left them with makes it worth it. A tummy tuck can be the answer to the attractive abdomen you’ve been longing for. 

Consultations Available Now 

Take the first step.  Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with Dr. Gonyon at Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery for an in-person consultation.

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Good Candidates for a Tummy Tuck 

If you’re at or near your ideal weight but are struggling with sagging belly skin despite leading a healthy lifestyle, you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck. However, if you’d like to shed unwanted pounds, a tummy tuck does not make sense.

It’s important to understand that the goal of a tummy tuck is to tighten loose skin and get rid of abdominal muscle damage that stems from weight loss or pregnancy. If you would like to get pregnant or lose a lot of weight in the future, wait to receive this procedure.

Patient Reviews

*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Gonyon and his staff are amazing! From start to finish they are there every step of the way. He provides exceptional services and really makes you feel like an individual and your best self. I would, and have, recommend them over and over again!*

- R C

I had a great experience with Dr. Gonyon and his team. Dr. Gonyon always has time to answer all my questions and concerns. You can tell he really loves what he does. I am so happy with my results and would recommend Dr. Gonyon to everyone.*

- C J

Take the Next Step

If you have any questions about the tummy tuck recovery process or are wondering if you’re a good candidate for this procedure, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in Johnstown, COtoday. You can count on him to help you make an informed decision. Call us at (970) 624-7979 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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