Thank you for your question. You should expect to have swelling for three to six months following tummy tuck surgery, Use of a properly fitted compression garment will help decrease the length and severity of the post-operative swelling. As the swelling decreases, the contour of your abdomen, flanks, and hips will dramatically improve. Please follow your plastic surgeons specific advice regarding your level of physical activity. Hope this helps and good luck with your recovery.
Thank you for your question. Yes, I've had my patients tell me this too where they actually weigh more and have a larger waistline after TT at this stage. This will, without fail, get better. It really takes a solid 3 months (or more) to see the results. That's why this procedure is best done well before swimsuit season. Hang in there, and continue w/ light compression. You will be happy in a few more weeks. Best wishes.