Is this much swelling normal after one week after a tummy tuck? (photo)
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Swelling after Tummy Tuck
Are you having regular bowel movements? Constipation can cause discomfort and distention of the abdomen, but can also cause retained water that makes you feel bloated. It is best to take a stool softener daily in the immediate post-operative period, as your pain medication and surgery can cause the bowels to greatly slow down. If you need more than a daily stool softener to get things moving, try other over-the-counter remedies or ask your surgeon's office for recommendations.
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