After the operation, your surgeon will cover the incisions with soft, waterproof dressings. The surgeon will then apply a flexible elastic garment. You should wear the bandage for 6 weeks after surgery.
The first few days after surgery are typically the most uncomfortable, and you will likely experience some pain. Your doctor will prescribe pain medication that can help manage your discomfort. During the recovery period, you should avoid any strenuous activity; you should not engage in physical activity for at least four weeks.
After the surgery, you can expect bruising and swelling in the abdominal area, which will likely take one or two weeks to subside. The swelling will diminish the results of the procedure, but you can expect to see a change once the swelling goes down. However, it generally takes several months to see the final results.