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Can I still lose inches around my waist after tummy tuck working out?

10 weeks post op; gain inches around waist and I don't look as flat.

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Tummy Tuck

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Make sure the nature of your situation is not related to constipation (use high fiber foods, fluids, prune juice, etc). Also make sure that you don't have a fluid collection below the skin flaps (seroma). This may present as a fluid wave sensation. Keep close follow up with your surgeon for examination and reassurance.


San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling takes 4 to 6 months to subside

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In all likelihood you are experiencing swelling.  The abdominoplasty is a big procedure and swelling will occur for 4 to 6 months if you take a little too much sodium.   Use a salt substitute. Use an abdominal binder at night.  Drink lots of water.  Time will solve all this.  Obviously do not gain fat weight.  My Best,  Dr C

George Commons, MD
Palo Alto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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