Hi I am 7 months post op from my tt, while the upper part of my abdomen is flat my lower abdomen beneath my bb is still hard and swollen like is this normal? I had liposuction done about 6 yrs prior to the surgery. Melissa d.
Is It Normal to Be Swollen 7 Months After TT?
Doctor Answers (3)
Is liposuction needed after a tummy tuck for abdominal fullness
Recurrent seroma may persist 6 months after a tummy tuck, but usually recovery is pretty quick after an abdominoplasty. I would surmise that this swelling may represent some residual fat. Check with your plastic surgeon. If it is fat, I would recommend the Liposonix procedure or Liposuction.
Swelling depends on seroma status and fat percentage
Every patient is different, but if you had a post operative serom ir if you have excess subcutaneous fat, prolonged swelling can occur. Seroma formation can affect formation f new lymphatic channels and therefore swelling above the scar can occur for 6 months. If you have greater than 1 cm if subcutaneous fat on your anterior abdomen, then the fat cells hold onto swelling longer than skin so again prolonged swelling an occur. Consider lymphatic massage, and contined use of a compressive garment ("spanx" to optimize results.