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I Am Four Weeks Post Tummy Tuck and Am Still Swollen, but when the Swelling Eases I Get Loose Skin on my Midriff?

Is the normal and will it tighten once I heal?

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Loose Skin after Swelling Resolves after Tummy Tuck?


Thank you for the question.

You may find that the swelling of the abdomen will persist for many months after surgery. During ( and after) this time the abdominal wall skin will slowly contract as the swelling dissipates. Therefore, you will not necessarily end up with loose skin as the swelling resolves.

I would suggest that you continue to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.

Best wishes.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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