Length 2 to 5 hours.
Anesthesia General, or local with sedation.
In/Outpatient Either, depending on individual circumstances and extent of surgery.
Recovery Back to work: 2 to 4 weeks. More strenuous activity: 4 to 6 weeks or more. Fading and flattening of scars: 3 months to 2 years.
Duration of Results Under the proper conditions, the results can last for many years. Living a healthy and active lifestyle will prolong your tummy tuck benefits for at least a decade after your initial surgery and probably longer.