I had a great tummy tuck with lipo just a couple of days ago..looks great so far. Jumped on the scale, very surprised to of gained 6 pounds....
Is It Normal to Gain Weight the First Couple of Days After a Tummy Tuck W/lipo?
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Weight gain after surgery
After any major surgery, the body tends to retain water; so this weight gain is completely normal. Relax, drink lots of fluids, and avoid the scale for a couple of weeks. It will take at least that long for your body to return to normal and rid itself of the excess fluid. Good luck!
Weight gain immediately after surgery
Yes, it is normal to retain Sodium and water during and after surgery, which will increase your total body weight. You will gradually mobilize this fluid, and your weight will return toward normal. Local tissues will remain swollen for weeks to months, and as this swelling diminishes, you will lose even more weight.
Weight gain after an abdominoplasty and lipo is completely normal and expected. It often takes 1-2 weeks to get rid of the excess fluid. Don't weigh for another week! Good Luck.
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Temporary Weight Gain After Surgery Normal
It is completely normal for patients to gain weigh temporarily after surgery, especially any sort of liposuction or body contouring procedures. There can be major fluid shifts and fluid retention in the tissues, leading your body to hold on to water alot more then it usually does. This is why I tell patients not to step on the scale for at least two weeks after surgery. It can take that long for all of the excess fluid to be flushed from your system and have everything normalize. Just be patient. I hope this helps.
Weight Gain after Tummy Tuck & Liposuction
After most surgeries, the body retains water so this sounds pretty normal. You will start to lose the water weight soon.
Weight gain after tummy tuck
Weight gain after surgery
There are several reasons why you m ay have gained weight after surgery. First you are not active, and second your body retians flujid during the first few days after sugery as a response to the procedure.
Is It Normal to Gain Weight First Couple of Days Aftr Tummy Tuck W/lipo?Answer:
For sure!!!!!! I joke with my patients and tell them that the first few days they will think I had the Lipo machine hooked up backwards!!! Almost all patients retain water from surgery, even procedures other than Lipo!! Keep up on your fluid intake and it will flush out in the next few days!!!
Weight gain following a tummy tuck and liposuction
Weight gain after surgery, such as a tummy tuck and liposuction, is extremely common and normal. This is the result of the fluid infusion during surgery (IV fluids) and retained water associated with swelling. This will resolve with time and may take several weeks. Be sure to be somewhat active and don't overindulge in food (but also don't diet during this healing process).
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