How much pain can I expect after a tummy tuck with muscle repair?

As every patients procedure is different and every patients pain tolerance is different, this can vary greatly. Immediately after surgery, patients will be very sore and pain medication should be taken as prescribed. The second week is better but patients will still experience some discomfort with certain movements and many patients still use pain medication at this time. By the third week, most patients are off pain medication and mostly able to take care of themselves.

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