Has been 8 weeks since my TT and MR still have swelling on left side above my incision will that eventually go away or should I be concerned
Swelling above my left side above incision? (photo)
Doctor Answers (5)
Swelling above incision
Thank you for your question and photos. A personal exam and consultation is always best.
That said you are still in the healing stages so some swelling is to be expected. You did not mention any other symptoms. I would recommend contacting your surgeon who may want to do a physical exam.
Be sure to consult a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, experienced in your procedure, and who has an excellent reputation in your community.
Tummy tuck recovery
At 8 weeks a lot of swelling is resolved but not all. There is a chance it will go away but it is early to tell for sure and too early to consider any kind of revision. There is a small chance you may have a fluid pocket or seroma there. Probing by your surgeon may help sort that out. Give it time.
Post op swelling
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I advise my patients to wear a compression garment to help treat the swelling. Most importantly, you should keep your appointments with your plastic surgeon and discuss your concerns with him/her.
I hope that helps and wish you all the best!
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