Although swelling and sutures will initially affect your results, you will be able to see a slimmer midsection immediately after treatment. After the first two weeks, you will start seeing even more dramatic results.
Your doctor will schedule follow-up appointments to ensure that you are healing properly. Patients who undergo a tummy tuck should also expect some scarring, although your doctor will create incisions in discreet areas which can often be hidden by underwear or bikini bottoms. Surgery scars also begin fading around the one-year mark.
If excess fat or loose skin around your midsection previously made you feel self-conscious, your results can give you a renewed sense of self.