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I Am 4 Weeks Post Op TT, Will I Still Continue To Get Smaller? (photo)

I Am 4 Weeks Post Op TT and Im Wondering if This is It.Will I Be Smaller,is my Hips Still Goin to be smaller.I was a bigger girl,190 5 8 going in to sugery.I ask the PS but i dont get a straight anwser.I had a full tummy tuck with no lipo.I ASKED HIM IF HE was going to do lipo and he said he would if i needed it.he said it wasnt needed.My ? is how much smaller is well i get much is swelling.Im just hoping i would have better resaults then this THANKS DEB

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Tummy Tuck Result?

Thank you for the question and pictures.

For this early in your recovery process,  I think you're doing very well.  I also think that you should expect to “get smaller” in the coming months. Generally, it takes many months for swelling to resolve after tummy tuck surgery and it may take up to one year  (or greater)  for complete skin redraping  to occur.

I would suggest that you continue to watch your diet and increase your activity level  under the guidance of your plastic surgeon.  Don't be surprised if you are very pleased with the results of surgery and your “maintenance efforts” one year after the tummy tuck procedure.

I hope this helps.

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Early results from tummy tuck adequate

You seem to have a very reasonable result for early after surgery.

Liposuction cannot be expected to make you into a smaller person person overall, and certainly does increase the risk of your procedure.

Weight loss and exercise will be veryy helpful if you want to take your figure to the next level.

You can expect some of the swelling to go down, but not to be a completely different person.

Brent Moelleken, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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You will get some improvement but not a drastic change

You have a good result post tummy tuck and will continue to improve. You may need some liposuction down the road. The optimal situation would be that you start to lose weight by changing your diet and exercise to improve the tummy tuck result.

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
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Great result for 190 pounds

Your weight was too high for a phenomenal result but what you have is great especially for the early time period. You could not have expected more than that.  Keep your weight under control, try to lose some even and you might not need anything else.

I Am 4 Weeks Post Op TT, Will I Still Continue To Get Smaller? (photo)

Thanks for the posted photos, your result are acceptable for this stage of recovery. If you expected more than that is an issue of realistic expectations that should be addressed with your chosen surgeon. 

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