Will my waist get smaller? (Photo)
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A smaller waist.
At 4 1/2 weeks you definitely still have some swelling. After a tummy tuck and liposuction, my patients are told they will still have noticeable swelling at 4 - 6 weeks. Even at 6 months you will have a small amount of swelling. Therefore I am sure you will go down some more. Now whether you will go down by 2 - 3 inches is another question. I doubt that much. But give it time. I would tell you not to be looking too critically at your measurements until closer to the 6 month point. And there is other anatomy that adds to your waist measurement besides the subcutaneous fat, that is removed in liposuction. There is intra-abdominal fat that is only able to be corrected by weight loss, there is musculature in the abdomen and back that can add to your size, and your particular bone structure that has a bearing. Be patient with your surgery and your swelling.
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