Swelling Post-Op

  • Lauren in Wisconsin
  • 2 years ago

I am 8 days post op right now and am looking in the mirror and at my stomach and feel larger than what I was pre-op. It's kind of depressing me. I tried on shirts and theyre much tighter than what they were. Help!!?

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That's normal to be bigger after surgery. Just throw on some yoga pants and relax. Drink plenty of water. Happy Healing!
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Thanks!!
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swelling is normal I'm on my wk 11 and still get swollen, also the more activities/house work you do the more swollen you get SO take it easy you are still fresh and try to rest as much as you can, it will get better but patiently, this is a day by day thing you can't rush the results I wish we could!!!!
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Hang in there. I could not fit in any of my pre-op clothing for about 3 weeks. I gained 7 lbs after surgery (fluid). Now 8 weeks out I am down a size and about 8 lbs lighter than pre-op. Still get swelling, especially after exercise, but it's far more manageable.
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