I wasn't that swollen before, even if I'm still wearing my spanx during the day. The swelling is mainly above and around the belly buttom.
Is Extra Swelling at 7-8 Weeks After Tummy Tuck is Normal?
Doctor Answers (4)
It can take at least 6-8 weeks for your swelling to resolve, sometimes much longer if extensive liposuction or tissue removal was performed. Continue with your compression garments and followup with your surgeon as scheduled. I'm sure you'll love your results once you are fully healed!
Swelling after tummy tuck
Hello there. It is normal to have swelling after tummy tuck. You see most amount of swelling between 1-2 weeks postop; then, you should see the swelling decreasing gradually. If you were happy with your result 2 days after your procedure, I think you will be happy with your final result in 3-6 months. You should continue with compression garment as instructed by your plastic surgeon. Best wishes.
Swelling at 7-8 weeks post tummy tuck
It is unusual for swelling to get worse at 7-8 weeks, especially while wearing compression spanx. I would recommend visiting your plastic surgeon to ensure there is not a fluid collection or other issue.
I wish you a safe recovery.