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I Had A Tummy Tuck on Jan 7. My Incision is a Little Swelled on One Side and Feel Pressure. Is This Normal?

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My Incision is a Little Swelled on One Side

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Your question is difficult to answer without a photo. But even with pictures, it is most appropriately addressed to your plastic surgeon, who, with a few questions over the phone can decide if you need to be seen before your next scheduled appointment. 

All the best. 


Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling of tummy tuck incision

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Without pictures it is not possible to give you accurate advice.  In general, though, if one side looks or feels very different from the other side, I recommend that you are seen and examined by your plastic surgeon.  Good luck.

Sacha Obaid, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Incision Swelling after Tummy TucK?

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Thank you for the question, but this type of concern should be addressed to your plastic surgeon. Online consultants will not be able to provide you with specific advice and/or meaningful reassurance.

 Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 727 reviews

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You should ask your plastic surgeon. Swelling can be normal or it may be a seroma, so I would definitely check with your plastic surgeon.

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