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5 Doctor Answers | Asked by happyme in annapolis, md
Patients should anticipate a significant recovery process after a mini tummy tuck with liposuction. In the early stages of wound healing, patients should expect significant swelling throughout this area. Over time, the swelling will dissipate. Here are several things that you can do. Be sure that you wear your compression garment at all times during this procedure. In our practice we provide to our patients a very tight compression garment that applies pressure from the chest down...
Yes, it is quite normal to be swollen eight days after a mini tummy tuck. Give it some time like 3-4 months to improve.
Swelling after any tumy tuck can be very common for up to 3 weeks at a minimum. Discuss this with your surgeon to make sure it is not a seroma/hematoma.
Swelling after a mini-abdominoplasty can last for several weeks. The mini-abdominoplasty consists of a lot of liposuction and smaller amount of skin excision. Liposuction leads to prolonged swelling and requires compression to help get the swelling to subside. Many patients in Naples, Florida cannot fit in their clothes after surgery for several weeks due to this swelling. A majority of the swelling goes down by 1 month, but can take up to 4 - 6 months for rest of the swelling to go...
I tell my patients that the swelling gets to mthe size you were before the surgery at about 10 days aftyer the surgery then rapidly decreases over the next 3 months. Be aware that with a tummy tuck the waist location usually changes so your clothes will fit differently. The new waist will also take 3-6 months to settle in. Just be patient and you will see results.