During abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) recovery, there should be a gradual return to maximum activity, especially for patients who engage in regular aerobic activity such as jogging. There is usually some change in sensation after surgery, but in most patients, the sensation will return to an acceptable level with time.
Patients also feel that clothes and bathing suits fit better, which gives them more self-confidence. After the recovery is complete, there is no limitation on activity.
The abdominoplasty follow-up appointment is important because the final result is not seen immediately, and in some circumstances, intervention during abdominoplasty recovery can improve the final result. Even though there is an observable change immediately after surgery, the resolution of swelling and maturation of the incision lines takes some time.