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When Can I Start Getting Massages for Excess Fluid, and Swelling Post-TT?

I just had a tummy tuck and lipo on August 11, 2001 and I wanted to know when can I start getting massages to expel excess fluid, and to reduce swelling as well as making your body go back to a more natural feel?

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Massage ater Tummy Tuck

There is nothing wrong with massage after recovery from tummy tuck surgery but it is too soon for you. First you drains must be out with no evidence of fluid collection. I would recommend a minimum of six weeks and discuss with your surgeon before doing anything


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Massages post abdominoplasty

you are way to soon to start that. follow your surgeons advice. do not take on more than you are instructed to do to avoid problems. be patient you will get the result, if careful.

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Tummy Tuck Recovery

I am assuming you meant to write Aug. 11, 2011 not 2001.  It is too soon to start getting massages. You are only 6 days out of surgery.  Keep to your recovery process, take it easy and follow your surgeon's instructions.

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