The same as with any surgical procedure that requires an incision, right after the surgery you will have some recovery time.
During this time of healing, your body will not look like you want it to.
Your abdominal area will be sore from the fat and excess skin that has been removed.
It will take some time for the bruising to go away.
Don't let this make you think that you won't end up with a beautiful result.
A mini tummy tuck normally has a faster recovery time than the full abdominoplasty.
This also means that your stay in the hospital will be less.
It will take less time for your incisions to heal and for you to be up running around as normal.
The full tummy tuck is a more evasive surgery and the amount of time the surgeon requires you to be off your feet will normally be longer.
Depending on your weight and health before the procedure will determine which one is best for you.
If you keep a log of your tummy tuck pictures before the procedure and after, you will be able to accurately track your progress.
It helps to see pictures of yourself because just looking in the mirror won't give you the same perception of your change.
You will notice a significant change over time and the differences of your before and after pictures will surprise you.
Stay motivated about what this procedure can do for you and if you are considering this surgery get all the information that you can.
If possible ask people that have gone through these types of cosmetic procedures to tell you about it.
If they have pictures, look at them.
They may help you decide to opt for this medical procedure.
Tummy tuck pictures can speak a thousand words and help you in your decision.