After surgery (post-operative)
During the first few days the abdomen will be swelled and some discomfort which can be controlled through medication. You will stay in the clinic for 8 hours.
Although you might not stretch yourself at the beginning you will have to walk as soon as possible.
You will have to wear a corset constantly, approximately during 3-4 weeks. You might need a week to feel as you felt before the operation. If your physical condition was good before the operation including a strong abdominal muscles the recovery will be faster. Most of our patients go back to work in 2 days, though others need 3-4 days of rest after surgery.
Physical exercise helps to a prompter recovery. Even people who didn’t practice sport before the operation will have to do sport in order to reduce the swelling and to give tone to the muscles. However, strong exercise must be avoided during the first month. Scars might seem to get worse during the first 3-6 months while they are healing, but they will lose that colour afterwards.
You will have to wait around 9 months or 1 year until the scar smooth although scars will stay forever they will not be able to be seen when wearing bikini or swimming suit. Scars around the umbilicus and under the abdomen will get better with the time.