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How Long Did Your Tummy tuck surgery swelling last?

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I was lucky. My swelling subsided at week 4. I did a comparison picture at week 4 and week 12, nothing changed. I'm 9 months out now and still look the same as week 4 :)
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me too, still looks pregnant
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I am a little over 4 months and still have some. Usually by the end of the day or with a lot of activity it can still get pretty bad.
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I had TT on 6/6 with implants and lipo in 3 areas. I am doing great! I wear the compression garment as instructed and use the binder when I'm having a "rough" day. I only swell when I have a vigorous day. 2nd week after surgery, I walked 5 miles on the beach and had very little swelling. I am just over 4 weeks today and worked in my yard for a few hours. I ended up swelling quite a bit, so put on my binder for a few hours and took it easy for the rest of the day. I've learned that as long and I don't do anything too vigorous, and wear the garment, I do not swell at all really. Good luck!
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I had a tummy tuck on 6/11/13. My drains were not removed until 7/3/13 because I had too much drainage. Now that my drainage tubes are out my stomach is swelling tremendously! I can't eat much, I haven't had a bowel movement since the tunes were removed, and I have thrown up a few times. Is this normal? Besides my tummy tuck, I had a breast lift with implants and lipo suction in five different areas. Out of all of this, the lipo has been the most painful. I was not expecting that.
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No , it's not normal . You should take something so you can use the bathroom ASAP !! almost every other day or @least every 2 days that will make you feel much better & try eating soft things & fruits a lot of water & wheat .. Good luck love !!
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Magnesium citrate worked for me. Drink a bottle of it. It's 98 cents for a bottle at the pharmacy, over the counter, and you will thank me!
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I'm 21 days post op had a lot of swelling and 7 days pst op defo had seroma then it went firm, I'm bigger than pre op :( I'm so sad my excess skin has gone however my upper belly is like I'm pregnant. I'm being sent for a scan by my gp on Tuesday. I had tt done abroard so have no comeback. I'm scared
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I'm 7 weeks 1 day po my drain was removed on 21st day then 4 days later I started to "feel" the seroma. I called my PS he sent me for cat scan ...cat scam confirmed on a Thursday I went Monday to have guided drainage and the seroma was gone. I rested a lil more and started wearing a small corset fleexe instead of medium started with large----Fridsy I was doing very vigorous activity and I'm not talking about sex or dancing. Ever since then I've been swollen .....I don't know if its seroma it swelling I'm calling my PS
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I'VE HAD 3 TUMMY TUCKS TOTAL SINCE 2006 AND THE LAST ONE WAS DONE AFTER I HAD MY BABY. IM STILL NOT FLAT ON MY LOWER ABDOMEN AND MY DOCTOR SAYS THAT MY ORGANS SIT LOWER SO I NEED TO EXERCISE. ANY TIPS?
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I just had tummy tuck on Dec 19, 2012, and the swelling is expected, but I am following all doctor instructions. In addition, I'm eating some of top ten foods known to help with inflammation which include pineapple,yams,blueberries, sun flower seeds raw no salt, almonds, spinach, and apples. I'm drinking a lot of water. Also, I'm decreasing salt intake. Everyday i drink a smoothy which has blueberries,cranberries,pineapple,and oranges. I believe our nutrition will play an important role in the recovery. Good luck to everyone:) ;

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Does any one know what I should NOT eat. I feel that when I eat I get blotted. I had a TT and Lipo of my flanks. August 17, 2012.
I am walking more, but I get tired. My family still helps me alot. I have not cooked, drive, or doing to much that can hurt me.
My husband tells me to take good care of myself. I just feel sooooo helpless.
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Hang in there . I had a body lift 5 weeks ago and even though the swelling is going down I notice a huge difference if I eat more sodium .. also stay away from the refined sugars it slows the healing process. Eat alot of veggies and drink tons of water! Ive been juicing and it seems to give me alot more energy.
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I had a tummy tuck June 29,2012 I follow-up July 6,2012 .The next follow-up was schedule for August 10,2012 .Drove 2hours arrive check in waited 20 minutes Only to be told the Doctor cant see me. His wife co-owner/office manger from HELL did this on purpose. I ask to speak to doctor but no call was return . I have file with the Medical Board on this doctor and staff.Waiting on answer mean while NO Doctor to see. I WILL TAKE A TRIP TO THE ER TO BE CHECK AND TREATED FOR PAIN & 63
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Four months ago I had my tummy tuck. I was so very depressed and sad because I had nicrosis.Dr Baxter was super great he saw me every other day treated me well
He had a lot of patient with me and now I feel just great swelling gone down. I love looking at my tummy. I am 63.So hang in there you will love the end result.
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Full tt on 4.16.12. Had one jp drain for 8 days. After drain was pulled, I developed a LARGE seroma. PS aspirated it 3 separate times. First time was 360cc, second time was 420cc. I looked 6 months pregnant. I was in no pain, but I didn't stand up straight for a full two weeks after surgery.

PS eventually had to take me back into surgery on 5.9.12 to drain seroma because it wouldn't resolve. I also had a hematoma that he had to excise. He inserted a DAVOL drain.

It is now 5.18.12 and I still have the drain in but the seroma appears to have resolved completely. I do not look pregnant anymore...however!!!! My lower abdomen (where the seroma was evident before) is now swollen and quite hard. Before, even with the seroma, I felt like my torso was MUCH smaller than before my surgery. Now, after the second surgery it looks like I'm just slightly less fat than before the initial surgery. I even think after the second surgery I have dog ears. So disappointed.

I have worn my compression garment religiously. Not sure if I will eventually need a redo. I look pretty fat.
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I had very minimum swelling from the start. After the first month I really didn't notice any swelling at all. But, I am sure there was because 3-4 months later, my stomach was extremely-extremely flat. Initially, I was upset that the doctor made me keep the draining tubes in about two weeks, but, it was worth it cause I had no swelling that I could see at all. I looked toned and flat right away. I had no problems with my clothes being too tight, they flattered my flat stomach immediately. I did have numbness in the surgical areas for about 18 months, which I read on the internet would happen. The surgical areas will probably never feel the same again, but, I finally got use to it. I wore the compression garments for several months, actually after a month, I brought a body shaper and used it as my compression garment for months. My results have continued to be great, I still have an extremely flat stomach and toned arms and toned upper back. People ask me how often and how long do I lift weights cause I look like I lift weights. I really do very very little weight lifting (3-7 pounds weights). And NO-NO sit ups at all, I do push ups 20-30 push up about 3-4 times a week along with my regular exercise of 35 minutes 2-3x weekly, and I watch my diet to the letter (the letter). I do play tennis 5 days a week (Singles). I ride my bicycle on the beach irregularly. I lost a total of 90 pounds before surgery starting back in 2006 and haven't gained a pound, I weigh everyday. It will be 3 years since surgery this April 25, 2012. I am totally use to my routine, it feels absolutely normal for me.
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I just had this surgery 9 days ago and very swollen. wondering what to eat, what type of foods do you eat? I know I am not supposed to eat salts, and if I do I really blow up. any help appreaciated.
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I had my flanks lipo'd along with my tummy tuck and now I have bigger love handles then I started out with...

Also, inner thighs lipo'd along with my thigh lift and arms lipo'd along with arm lift.. my arms, thighs and flanks feel huge. I really hope this is temporary :(
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AFTER 4 WEEKS, MY PANTS ARE TIGHT AND FROM LYPO MY SIDES ARE STILL SWOLLEN-WHEN WILL THIS END?
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I had a tummy tuck and arm lift done 5 weeks ago and a thigh lift 3 weeks ago.. My weight hasnt gone down and I don't fit into anything normally.. I'm stuck wearing all my yoga pants (and even those too are tight).. My face and hands look as tho I gained weight .. Could this be the case? Or am I swollen? maybe water retention?? But in the face?? So confused.. Help! Thanks !! :)
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I know how you feel but give it a good six months. You'll start feeling better. I had swelling for about 4 months and then all of a sudden it was gone. Good Luck. It requires patience.
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Thanks, I hope so!

Did you find that you retained water?
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Yes, I felt like it but I'm not sure if it was that or just swelling. Drinks lots of water to keep your system flushed. I don't know your age but I was 60 and it did knock me for a loop. I'm very active and had had a c-section and hysterectomy so I thought I knew what to expect but I was definitely take by surprise. I had my surgery in November and the next three months I came home from work and had to take a nap and then slept all night. In late March, early April I had more energy and it did seem the more active I was the better I felt and the healing seemed to progress. I'm glad I had it done but I don't think I would go through it again especially not at my age. I hope this helps and don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions.
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I just had the TT 9 days ago, and have lots of swelling. Wondering what to eat , and what not to eat. Hard to figure out. I don't look any smaller than before the surgery, so disappointed, actually gained about 8 #'s right after surgery?? Just about back to where I was pre surgery. Did you look flat right after surgery? Any advise appreciated.
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