Does exercising help swelling go down in the abdomen?
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Swelling after tummy tuck
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Exercising After Tummy Tuck
Depending on how much fat there is can depend on how long it takes swelling to fully resolve. Thinner patients often take longer because there is less tissue and thus less blood vessels to remove the fluid. It is not uncommon for it to take 6 months for swelling to fully resolve. I would not recommend wearing your compression garment while exercising.
Exercise and swelling after a tummy tuck
Exercise is beneficial but it can make any surgical area swell a little.
Over-exercise (pain, increasing discomfort) will make you swell more.
This isn't ideal for healing.
I tell my patients to wear the compression garment if they feel better with it on when exercising. Some people do, some don't. Check with your surgeon that this is ok for you.
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