Tips For Managing Pain And Discomfort During Body Contouring Recovery Process

body contouring recovery

An ideal body and body weight is all that you had once desired, and now you have successfully undergone all the required body contouring procedures such as tummy tuck, lower body lift, arm lift, buttock lift, thigh lift, and breast reshaping! But what about the recovery? Are you aware of all the precautions that you must be taking for a speedy and smooth body contouring recovery after surgery?

Quick Info

What is Body Contouring?

Body contouring is a type of reconstructive surgery that removes sagging skin and excess fat while also enhancing the shape and tone of the underlying tissue. As a result, the body’s contours are smoother. Body contouring in Dubai is performed after significant weight loss when the skin may not fully shrink back.

But what about the recovery? Are you aware of all the precautions that you must be taking for a speedy and smooth recovery?

Well, for the best results, as with all surgical recoveries, optimal healing is required.

With that in mind, here are certain recovery tips you must abide by after your body contouring surgery and significant weight loss.

Body Contouring Recovery after Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Surgery

Expect at least two weeks of recovery time after a tummy tuck or body lift in Dubai procedure before returning to normal activities. During the first week of your recovery, you must have assistance at home. It will be difficult to move around and bend, so assistance is required especially if a hernia or a rectus muscle diastasis had to be repaired at the same time.

To avoid blood clots in the days following surgery, you will need to move frequently (with leisurely walks). After a week or two, you will gradually return to your normal routine. For a seamless body contouring recovery process, you have to wear a compression garment, and  any demanding physical activity should be avoided for at least six weeks.

Body Contouring Recovery after Breast Augmentation

Prepare for a six-week recovery period after breast augmentation. Our body sculpting expert will prescribe pain medication, and you should rest during this time. A bra should be worn day and night during this 6 weeks.

Try to have someone around to assist you with household chores such as grocery shopping, cooking, and laundry. This will prevent you from overworking yourself and jeopardizing your recovery. It is critical to begin getting up, walking around, and even attempting light exercise. Vigorous workouts and heavy lifting must be avoided for a few more weeks.

breast surgery recovery

Body Contouring Recovery after Liposuction

When it comes to achieving effective body contouring results after the liposuction procedure, you will need to wear a compression garment to help compress the skin to your new body contour. Liposuction recovery usually takes several days. Many patients are able to return to work three to ten days after their operation. Patient should go to the swimming pool after complete wound healing, to speed up reduction of swelling

It is critical to get back on your feet after liposuction recovery (after a day or two), as this promotes healthy circulation and reduces the risk of blood clots.

Some general body contouring recovery tips

Prepare your recovery area

You’ll probably want to sleep as soon as you get home from your body contouring surgery. You won’t be in the mood or condition to start arranging and rearranging things to avoid having to reach, bend, or cross the room for anything.

It is critical to prepare a recovery area for plastic surgery healing before leaving for the procedure. This area should be accessible by stairs and close to the bathroom. Pillows and blankets should be piled high on your bed, sofa, or recliner. You’ll need to keep the surgical area elevated, so bring plenty of pillows.

Maintain Hydration

Drink plenty of water before and after your procedure that will aid your body in draining out toxins and lower your surgical risks. Before your surgery, get into the habit of drinking plenty of water throughout the day to avoid dehydration and aid in your body contouring recovery.


hydrating after body contouring surgery

Consume a Healthy and Balanced Diet

In order to help your body heal quickly after body contouring surgery, you must indulge in eating nutritious foods like protein-rich salmon and chicken, as well as some healthy fat. This will also ensure that your skin recovers and heals properly.

Go for walks

Your mobility will be restricted after body sculpting surgery, particularly after procedures such as body lifts and tummy tucks. So, aim for a 20- to 30-minute stroll each day or a light walk on the treadmill. Walking is an excellent circulatory exercise that aids in the healing process after surgery.

Get plenty of rest

It’s critical to get plenty of rest after liposuction to allow your body to heal. Avoid strenuous activities and prolonged standing or sitting in the first few days after the procedure.

Avoid alcohol

Alcohol can impede healing and increase the risk of bleeding and swelling. Avoid alcohol for at least one week after your body contouring procedure.

Avoid smoking

Smoking can hinder healing and increase the risk of complications. If you smoke, it is critical that you quit or avoid smoking in the weeks following the procedure.

Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments

Follow-up appointments are essential for monitoring your progress and addressing any concerns or complications.

Quick Tips to Keep Your Calm

  • Discomfort is a necessary part of the healing process. Our surgeon can assist you in managing it with prescription medication.
  • Healing can continue over several weeks to several months.
  • If you have no swelling or healing issues, you could be back at work in four to six weeks.
  • For thriving body contouring results, you must follow all of our instructions.


Fluid collection and infections are two common post-surgery complications. We make certain that you understand what to look for so that you can notify us as soon as any problems arise.

Want to have more insights on the Body Contouring Recovery process?

Consult our body contouring surgeon Prof Dr Robert Hierner

Prof Dr Robert Hierner is an experienced body contouring surgeon who can provide you with the insight and guidance needed to ensure that your recovery process goes smoothly. With access to the latest technologies, experience in a variety of procedures, and knowledge about post-operative care, he will be there every step of the way to guide you to achieve your desired results.

To learn more about body contouring or set up an appointment with Prof Dr Robert, contact him today!