Is a significant amount of swelling normal 3 months after having a Mommy Makeover? (Photo)
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Swelling 3 Months After a Mommy Makeover
The Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures to bring a woman’s body back to the way she looked prior to pregnancy. Most commonly some variation of a #TummyTuck and #BreastSurgery are performed. Additional procedures can include liposuction, umbilical hernia repair. The most common #breastprocedures include #mastopexy or #breastlift, #breastaugmentation, or #breastreduction.
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. #Healing will continue for 2-3 months following your #Augmentation #Mastopexy procedure. There may be some swelling, bruising, malposition, color differences. Sensation will be abnormal. Scars will also be changing. But, it can be up to one year see your final result. Your doctor may require you to move or massage the implants within the breast pockets during the #postoperative period. #Textured implants do not require breast massage. You will be informed about this at your post-operative visit.
Also, the two breasts commonly heal quite differently so #asymmetry is not unusual. One breast may swell more, feel more uncomfortable, or have a different initial shape. After complete #healing, they will be more similar and natural. You must have patience, but if this causes concern, ask questions of the doctor or the nursing staff.
What you’re describing sounds like late swelling.
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Swelling after mommy make-over
- Late swelling can be so frustrating -
- You appear to have a very good surgical result.
- Many things can cause late swelling - absorbing sutures is one of them.
- I suggest you have your surgeon check you and see if together, you can figure out the cause.
- If the cause is absorbing sutures, it will improve in time. .
Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes
Swelling 3 mos after mommy makeover
Vigorous exercise can certainly make you swell as can eating a high salt diet as this makes you retain water. It appears that you have good results. Continue your healthy living. Best wishes.
Good results so far after mommy makeover.
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