Northwest Face & Body

How Long Does It Take To See The Full Results Of A Tummy Tuck?

Dr. Ludwig Allegra

February 26, 2024
What Makes A Tummy Tuck Medically Necessary

A tummy tuck provides beautiful results for those looking to regain their body shape and achieve a stunning figure. However, some potential patients worry about the results and whether it will take long to see them. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, has many variations that provide results worth waiting for.

The results of a tummy tuck can take a few months to settle before you see the final results. Because a tummy tuck removes a significant amount of skin and fat, the swelling can take three to four months to go down before you see your new, flat stomach. However, multiple variations of tummy tucks can take less or more time to heal. A mini tummy tuck will take a few weeks for the swelling to heal, while a traditional tummy tuck can take a few months.

No matter the type of abdominoplasty you undergo, the results are far worth the wait. When you choose a knowledgeable and expert provider, you can expect results that last a lifetime and help you achieve your goals. At Northwest Face & Body, our providers work to create the ideal tummy tuck results for every patient.


Dr. Ludwig Allegra

Dr. Ludwig Allegra has provided Bellevue, Kirkland, and the surrounding areas with premier plastic surgery procedures for over two decades.