Six weeks post OP TT/Lipo--flanks/thighs Swelling/Extended lower tummy not better at all? Bigger now than pre-surgery, (photo)
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Always difficult to tell without an exam, but it sounds like you have a fluid collection- known as a seroma- that will likely require drainage. In some cases when the seroma has been long standing, a capsule forms that precludes easy resolution of this without additional surgery.Please go see your PS as soon as possible. I hope this helps
Six weeks post OP TT/Lipo
Hi, Its just 6 weeks following surgery and your results are pretty good,go thank your surgeon.your pelvis is wide otherwise there is no fullness,congrats you are lucky your board certified surgeon has done a good job. However get an usg done to clear any nagging doubts,if you have in your mind.
Still settling out following TT
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Lower tummy not better
Rebecca007,Six weeks is a good long time after surgery, so I can understand your frustration. Looking at your photos though, I do see a good amount of improvement in your lower tummy from the time you got your drain out to today. There is still some fullness, but it does look much flatter. Some persistent fluid will definitely prolong the process - but it will go away. Keep wearing your binder and try to be patient. If you feel a second opinion would help your state of mind, go for it, but I think you have a really nice result! And I see definite improvement from the last two pictures. What a tiny little waist you have now! Good for you. Hang in there. I think you will get where you want to be very soon.M. Renee Jespersen MD
Six weeks post OP TT/Lipo--flanks/thighs Swelling/Extended lower tummy not better at all? Bigger now than pre-surgery,
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