Tummy tuck surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure that reshapes and contours the abdominal area for a slimmer, more toned body appearance. The surgeon makes a surgical incision along the lower abdomen and removes excess fat and skin during the procedure.
The surgeon will then suture and reshape the remaining skin and tissue and may also use a corset to provide extra support to the abdominal area while the body heals from the surgery.
The use of a corset following tummy tuck surgery is fairly common and helps to support the abdominal muscles and tissue during healing. Around two weeks after the procedure, people typically wear the corset.
The exact amount of time can vary from patient to patient though, depending on the extent of the surgery and the healing progress of the patient. In the first few days immediately following a tummy tuck procedure, a patient will need to wear a tight compression garment or a corset.
The corset helps to provide additional support to the area, reduce swelling, and help to shape the new abdominal contour.
For at least one week and preferably two, you should wear a corset following the procedure. For the first week after the surgery, you should wear the corset 24 hours a day.