After you have tummy tuck surgery, you will need to take some time off from driving. The questions many patients have is how long? That can be tricky to answer since there is no universal standard for how much time you will need to avoid driving after getting an abdominoplasty. Tummy tuck recovery time can vary person to person. It also depends on the kind of tummy tuck you have had. 9 Important facts about Driving After Tummy Tuck.