What should I do about fluid incased between skin and muscle after tummy tuck and lipo? (photo)
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Healing and Fluid Concern after a Mommy Makeover
Your #healing will continue for 2-3 months for the early period. This includes some swelling, bruising, malposition, color differences. Sensation in the breasts may also be abnormal and scars will be evolve. Tingling, burning or shooting pains in the breasts will disappear with time and should not alarm you. It is simply a result of the regeneration of your sensory nerves. If these sensations cause pain, repeated, local self-massage per your surgeon's permission may help.
Healing after a #tummytuck will require time. Some patients are out of bed and walking the night of surgery and every hour while awake. I allow my patients to return to work at one to two weeks with 14 days preferred. However, no lifting or straining. At three weeks, increased level of activity and full with no restrictions, at 6 weeks. #MummyTummy is a term given to modified tummy tucks which can use liposuction and skin tightening with radiofrequency such Vanquish, Vela3, thermage, thermiRF and others. The actual fat contouring can be done non-surgically as well with #UltraShape or Cool-Sculpting. If you have any concerns about #healing, its best to ask questions of your surgeon or their nursing staff.
Seroma or hematoma after mommy makeover should be surgically drained.
Fluid After Tummy Needs Drainage
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Fluid after tummy tuck
- It sounds as though you have a seroma (fluid collection),
- Drainage in the office repeatedly immediately after surgery is the usual treatment,
- The garment will not help you now - if it is causing pain, stop using it,
- Call your surgeon to discuss the pain,
- You will probably need surgical drainage of the seroma.
What should I do about fluid incased between skin and muscle after tummy tuck and lipo?
Prolonged Swelling Following Tummy Tuck and Lipo
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