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Tummy tuck Huge flanks? (photo)

I've lost 50P. I had a TT with NO LIPO 21 days ago.I'm swelling BO a seroma that i've developed .I get neddle aspiration every 4D. Everything is fine except for my flanks, they are bigger than before(not dog ears). Is a lipo indispensable,or,with proper nutrion and exercise,i can get smaller flanks ? Does a tummy tuck inhibit the possibility to get good results NATURALLY.It sounds weird to me,everytime i read of bigger flanks AFTER TT they say:" LIPO " I actually had abs before my tummy tuck.

Doctor Answers (3)

Post op concerns

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It is really too soon post-op to assess a final outcome. As hard as it is, please be patient and let the swelling resolve. Best of luck.


Wellesley Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Tummy tuck Huge flanks?

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Sometimes patients request an operation that is not appropriate for them. Maybe this is an example. Sorry for all your issues!!

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

Big flanks

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Looking at your photos I suspect that you may have a large seroma. It's important to continue with your surgeon's care. Sometimes a drain is needed if aspiration does not work well enough.

Ronald Schuster, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

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