8 weeks post full TT and look 3 months pregnant! And getting worse? (photo)
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8 weeks after Tummy Tuck
Protruding tummy 8 weeks after tummy tuck
8 weeks post full TT and look 3 months pregnant! And getting worse?
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A tummy tuck can be done as a solitary procedure. Many times the results are enhanced by adding liposuction to the hip and love handle area. A tummy tuck is also done in combination with a breast augmentation in a mommy makeover.
Please find an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and member of the Aesthetic Society using the Smart Beauty Guide. These Plastic Surgeons can guide you on all aspects of facial surgery, breast augmentation and body procedures including tummy tucks or mommy makeovers!
Time to visit your surgeon
Other possible issues include a disruption of the muscle repair. I would suggest that you call your doctor today and get right in for a check up.
Seroma after tummy tuck
From your description and your photos you may have a seroma which is a collection of healing fluid. The seroma, if present can be drained. This can be done by placing a drain or by inserting a needle. A drain would allow the continued removal of the seroma until the two surfaces fuse. Have your plastic surgeon take a look at you earlier rather than later since if it is a seroma it can form a pseudo-bursa which is a layer of scar tissue.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
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