When can I wear jeans after a tummy tuck

The desire to look nice with a flat Tummy is one of the reasons why many people have tummy tuck. So after the surgeries you have to live your life. So when can I wear jeans after a tummy tuck?

Almost everyone today has one or two pairs of jeans and it is often worn while going shopping or other activities that are not official. Even though you can not wear blue jeans to funerals, there are still other uses of jeans to all.

Can I Wear Jeans Immediately After a Tummy Tuck?

No. You should not wear jeans immediately after a tummy tuck. Why is this so? As you know, tummy tuck is a surgical operation which involves having your stomach opened and stitched up. With this you have a wound on the lower abdomen which will be painful if stressed.

When you wear tight jeans after tummy tuck, it will be touching the lower abdomen and as such inflict pain and may cause inflammation of the surgery area which if not good for you. So when can I wear jeans after Tummy Tuck?

When can I wear jeans after Tummy Tuck?

It is best for you to consult your surgeon to know when you can start doing most activities after your surgery. This is important since different people react to medications differently.

Generally, it takes about 3 to 4 months for complete healing from tummy tuck operation and about 6 weeks external release of pains. So I can say that you can wear jeans after a tummy tuck in 3 months after the operation.

Note, this is in general terms. For your safety, it is advised that you talk with your surgeon for medical advice.

Can wearing jeans after tummy tuck cause inflammation?

Yes or No might not be the best answer for this question. The causes of swelling after tummy tuck are largely due to stressing of the abdominal muscle. So if the jeans are to be worn up to the abdomen before the healing of the wound, it might cause inflammation.

But if you follow the advice of your doctor on when to wear jeans after tummy tuck, it will not cause any harm to you. So you can wear your choice of jeans without fear though not immediately after the tummy tuck surgery.

Can I wear Pants after a tummy tuck?

Remember that you will be having some sort of pain around your lower abdomen after tummy tuck and as such you don’t need to add to it by wearing tight clothes like jeans. But can I wear pants after a tummy tuck?

From the first week to about 3 weeks after tummy tuck, you will be wearing compression garments to help in controlling swelling of the cut area and also enabling fast healing and as such you might not need to add to that.

After having the surgery, it is advised to wear loose roomy clothes with shirts that can be zipped up or that use buttons so that you will not need to raise your hands up so as not to stress that wound.

What can I wear after a tummy tuck?

Generally, during the healing period of tummy tuck, it will be beneficial to wear loose garments. So what and what can you wear and when.

0 to 6 weeks

During the first postoperative week, you should continue to wear loose, soft and comfortable clothing. Most patients prefer a soft, loose dress to a loose-fitting shirt and sweatpants. Whether wearing pants or a dress, I advise you to put on loose ones.

Most times after a tummy tuck surgery, a medical compression garment is given to you to wear and you need to wear it for about 8 weeks or less depending on the procedure.

6 weeks and above

After recovery from abdominoplasty, your wardrobe will be adjusted differently, and depending on the amount of fat and excess skin that is removed, it is possible to lower one or two sizes of pants. 

Unless you already have a sewing machine and can sew, it might be easier and more affordable for you to shop around than to fit your clothes into your current size. If you have not removed too much oily and excess skin, your clothes may not go down in size.