My incision is still very swollen after my Tummy Tuck. What do you think? (photos)
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Pain, pulling, and tugging along the incision quite common after tummy tuck surgery. The discomfort can get worse a few weeks after surgery as some of the nerves start to wake up and work again. Pain can also increase because at three weeks out patients start to get more active once again.
Sometimes the pain is caused by tugging of a stitch that will eventually dissolve, sometimes it can be caused by scar tissue. Generally these aches and pains and zings will come and go for a few months after surgery, but usually they resolve.
You may feel more comfortable if you speak to your plastic surgeon directly. He or she should be the one to recommend medication to you.
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Swelling after Tummy Tuck
I still have swelling following a TT and the scar look bad.
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My incision is still very swollen after my Tummy Tuck. What do you think?
Based upon the posted series of photos you either had a very very conservative excision or a large seroma/hematoma is present! Seek immediate examination...
Swelling, pain and discomfort are to be expected after surgery. Normally, the total recovery can take up to 18 weeks for you to see the ending results. I suggest lymphatic massages to help with the swelling, also do not stop wearing your garment.
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