Does this look normal? (photos)
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Post abdominoplasty fullness
A full abdominoplasty with musculofascial plication and associated liposuction as needed will usually be able to result in a nicely contoured and flatter abdomen. You do not say what operation you actually had and we can not see what your abdomen looked like preoperatively. If it was extremely large, your results may represent a significant improvement. Sometimes blood supply issues limit how much tissue can be removed.
Other factors that can give more swelling in your abdomen than desired is normal postop swelling (lasting 3-6 months) or a seroma (serous fluid pooling under your tissues). Discuss these possibilities with your surgeon. If swelling and extra tissue persists after 6-9 months, more removal and liposuction may be needed.
You're healing normally
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