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I Had a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction with Muscle Repair and Feel Mis Proportioned? (photo)

I am 14 weeks post op from a full tummy tuck with lipo and muscle repair. I have felt like I have a "bulge" below my breasts all the way to my pubic line, you can see the roundness in my tummy very predominantly. In my opinion, it looks as if I have a ball in my tummy. Also, dog ears that will need to be fixed. I have been working out since 6 weeks post op and eating very well. Any suggestions, thoughts or words of wisdom?

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I Had a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction with Muscle Repair and Feel Mis Proportioned?

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As I look at the photos, I find myself looking at a nice result. I cannot see in the photos the problems you describe in your question.

Most dog ears remodel and require no surgery. The only end of an incision I can see on the photos looks fine already. 

All the best. 


Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Bulge after tummy tuck

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Overall, you have a very good result.  You have some additional swelling that has occurred since your 6 week photos were taken.  That's the "bulge" you are seeing.  There is a small chance you could have a "seroma" which would be a fluid collection that could be drained easily.  Your best bet is to discuss these things with your PS. 

Victor Ferrari, MD, FACS
Charlotte Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

I Had a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction with Muscle Repair and Feel Disproportionate?

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     You have a very, very good result, and I would thank your surgeon.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 193 reviews

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I don't see a real problem after this abdominoplasty so far.

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It's too early to make final pronouncement but I don't see anything is worrisome at this stage of the game. Remain patient and follow the instructions of your plastic surgeon.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
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I Had a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction with Muscle Repair and Feel Mis Proportioned? (photo)

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I must admit I can not see any of your issues in your posted photos! Best to obtain a few second opinions in person. 

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