Recovery Calculator

Welcome to the Plastic Surgery Recovery Calculator! We created this resource on recovery time for the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed every year.

Recovery time is such a key question when it comes to cosmetic surgery. How long will I have to take off from work after Liposuction? When can I get back to my normal routine after a Mommy Makeover? Should I take a break from the gym after Breast Implants (Breast Augmentation)? Will I need help at home as I recover from a Tummy Tuck?

The Plastic Surgery Recovery Calculator answers those questions and more. Naturally it takes time to recover from plastic surgery. We created this recovery timeline to help you plan for time off and help at home. More importantly, with the Plastic Surgery Recovery Calculator, you will have a better idea of when you can return to your normal routine after cosmetic surgery.

1. Select a procedure


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2. Select a date

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Consultation Date

Meet with our team to layout a plan for your procedure.

Surgery Date

Our team will plan a surgery date with you based on your schedule and availability.

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The complete list of procedures with average recovery time includes:

  • BREAST: Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reduction, Breast Revision
  • BODY: Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Buttock Lift, Arm Lift, Thigh Lift, Labiaplasty, Gynecomastia
  • FACE: Facelift, Lip Augmentation, Eyelid Surgery, Brow Lift, Rhinoplasty


The Plastic Surgery Recovery Calculator can be a useful guide as you plan for time off and recovery from a plastic surgery procedure. Bear in mind that an online search might suggest different timelines and estimates for recovery from a Facelift, Breast Lift, Labiaplasty or other procedure. If you’re looking for cost estimates, be sure to check out our Plastic Surgery Cost Calculator as well. Always consult a board-certified plastic surgeon for a personalized plan. And as you look for the best plastic surgeon for you, make sure you find someone who can relate to your specific needs.

Female plastic surgeon Dr. Tannan and her all-female staff are located in Raleigh, NC. She proudly serves the greater Triangle North Carolina area, conveniently located less than a 20 minute drive away from Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham, and Cary. We often see patients from Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Hillsborough, Goldsboro, Kinston and other surrounding areas as well.


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