Most surgeries require some degree of recovery. Body contouring often requires more. We expect immediate gratification but often times have to wait a considerable amount of time particularly with body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck. If your doctor also performed liposuction it could be even greater. Remember a couple of things:
1. it usually takes two weeks to get back to your preoperative weight
2. early changes are seen by 4-6 weeks
3. final contour ( depending on the procedure) may take 4-6 months to achieve and as expected rely on your appropriate diet and exercise participation.