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8 weeks post TT - still really swollen?

  • helenes transformation
  • Baltimore, MD
  • 3 years ago

Scheduled for July 6th! 8 weeks later I am going to the beach, should I expect to still be crazy swollen?

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I agree with "I am mine". I am moving all day long. I am 7 weeks post op and there are some evenings when I get home and I am afraid to look down because I feel like I must look pregnant!! BUT, lo and behold, I do look down and that is not the case. I am swollen some, but still totally thrilled with how I look! A few minutes off my feet with my legs elevated and everything is how it should be!! I love my new body and I am so happy that I did this!!! Dr Oppenheimer is amaaaaaazing!!!!!
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I am 7 weeks and 3 days post tummy tuck I also experienced swell he'll up until a week ago! I started taking claritin D I have minimal swelling what so ever I also train weights and cardio at the gym. And I don't see any extra swelling. I say give it a go!
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Hi I havent been on in awhile. I am really glad to hear about your swelling. I know it is a natural side effect of the surgery and I agree with u that doesn't look as bad as what I had in my lower section but the it can get pretty painful and I hope this will subside. I am 7 weeks post of. I go see the surgeon's assistant at the 3 month mark and I really hope it is better by then or at least she will have some coping strategies for me. Otherwise, I am pretty happy. Oh also if I try to wear anything snug (not even tight) my tummy swells and hurts. One more thing, I have just started putting on my belly and that seems to help.
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Sorry i need to proof read my comments. My bad. I have started putting ice on my belly and that seems to help
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Had my TT, 6 wks ago and Im pretty swollen, feels like its going to pop by the end of the day...and im not doing that much,resting alot....there feels like stiches are trying to pop out....one actually is...anyone else...hope all heal well...
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I'm 6 weeks post op today and I'm still very swollen. My concern is where my incision is it isn't flat. There is like a "c". Did yours ever do this!
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It isn't flat.
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i totally agree wit kimmer girlie i have swelling but it is not as bad as having my belly hanging and bulging out of the the bikini lol but ya u should be ok just try not to eat alot that day consume to much salt i get really swollen after i eat and by the end of my day. good luck my dear :)
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Thanks, I'm sure either way it will be better!
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Good thats good to know, I thought I was gaining weight!!! Well, lately I haven't really been keeping my diet but I still eat the minimal fried foods...I no better than to try clothes on in the evening lol =)
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Thanks Kimmers! and true... better than rolls!
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Oh yeah!!

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Don't stress yourself about the swelling.  It will be what it will and you can't change it or stop it.

I say just go to the beach relax and enjoy it.  If you do have a little swelling oh well...it will pass so just enjoy your vacation. 

Having some swelling beats having a tummy that hangs:)

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I wouldn't say crazy swollen, but still swelling everyday, yes. I am 7 weeks out and I still swell everyday, by night time I am swollen pretty good. I have gone swimming a few times and I just wear a tankini and it looks cute! Good luck with your surgery and who knows you may be one of the lucky ones that doesn't swell too terribly bad.
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It's so exciting I almost can't believe I'm doing it!
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I am a few days short of 8 weeks post op and I do experience swelling later in the day, however it is minimal at this point and is more noticable in how I feel then how I look if that makes sense... There is no reason why you shouldnt be able to go to the beach... I have been;)
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yeah! I guess we are all different so excited to see for sure.
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You will be swollen! Expect to swell for months afterwards. It is very normal - I am not trying to scare you - it is a very normal part of recovery - not your final result. The heat also makes it worse.

Everyone is different & you may be fine, especially since you are going to the beach in September, when it is not as hot. I am 9 weeks post op & still swell, but, I notice it was at its worse 7 weeks post op & also in extreme heat. Mine seems not nearly as bad at 9 weeks post op, but I still swell. Good luck to you!
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Thanks so much. I figure I may be swollen but not lumpy! LOL
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