Anticipate several weeks of recovery from surgery, or more if your appendix burst. To help your body heal:
- Avoid strenuous activities. If you had laparoscopic surgery, control your activity for 3-5 days. If you had open surgery, control your activity for 10-14 days. Ask your doctor regarding activity restrictions and when you can start normal activities after surgery.
- When coughing, support your abdomen. Position a pillow on top of your abdomen and apply pressure before you cough, laugh or move to help reduce pain.
- Get out of bed and move once you’re ready. Begin slowly and gradually increase your activity with time.
- Contact your doctor if pain medications are not helping.
Take the first step and contact us through our no-cost virtual consultation. During this process, we will recommend options that will work best for you. Every client is different, so our virtual consultants and surgeons tailor the procedure to match each person’s needs.