Recovery Time for Post-Bariatric Surgery

Because any surgical procedure carries certain risks and possible complications, you should discuss the procedure in detail with Dr. Tavoussi. After surgery, most people return to their jobs in three weeks. The results of body lift are usually long lasting if you keep your weight under control and exercise. The resulting scar is situated very low and can be covered with underwear or swimsuit. See before & after pictures.

  • This procedure may take 3 to 4 weeks to recover from
  • Some surgeons prefer to use compression garments
  • Most patients may be instructed to walk bent at the waist for a week
  • Usually patients will have drains, plastic tubes that drain blood and body fluids, from the areas that were operated on. They will stay in place for a variable amount of time, from a few days to weeks
  • The final results may not be apparent until all swelling has resolved which may take up to a year for this type of procedure