Thinking about back to work after a Tummy Tuck Surgery?
This is also a complex question which needs to be discussed in person with your Tummy Tuck Surgeon. In our case – our Tummy Tuck surgeon in our Modesto practice is Dr. Tammy Wu.
If you do heavy lifting at work
the answer is 6 weeks after your tummy tuck. You can consider returning to work after 6 weeks for heavy lifting (defined as greater than 10 pounds or more of lifting).
If you mainly do desk work
Or if you mainly do work that does not involve much squatting, core-muscle engagement or lifting. Then the answer is about 2-3 weeks.
2-3 weeks then back to desk work!
Yes, we’ve had some patients in Modesto who are highly motivated, go back to work in 2 weeks.
More Links regarding Recovery After a Tummy Tuck:
- Recovery after Tummy Tuck in General – pain, driving, etc.
- When can I lift after Tummy Tuck Surgery
- When can I do sit ups after Tummy Tuck Surgery? – these aren’t required.
- (you are here): When can I go back to work after Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Please talk to your tummy tuck surgeon in person for specific details pertaining to your case.