3 months post op, some advices:
Thank you very much for sharing your concerns with us.At this point (3 months post-po) the swelling have to be minimal.
To reduce it, I recommend you perform daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the abdomen and wear a postoperative girdle from thigh to the breasts.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Bloating after abdominoplasty
Given your history of IBS, this would be the likely culprit. See your gastroenterologist for a work up. To the extent that you begin the day with a flat stomach, this points to IBS. Hematoma would not produce the circumstances you describe. Best of luck.
Thank you for your question.
After a #tummytuck surgery, #swelling can persist for several months and will gradually improve and will look better at three months, six months, and even one year.
If you have serious concerns, please contact the #BoardCertified #PlasticSurgeon.
Thank you for the question and photos. Its hard to know why your abdomen was flat to begin with and now it is "bloated" during the day. With your abdomen being flat in the morning I suspect that you do not have a seroma or hematoma as this would not change with the time of the day or eating. It may be that your IBS or something associated with your GI tract can be involved. I would discuss this with your GI doctor to see if that is a source of the problem as it appears from your description at least that it may be in part or fully associated with your digestive system.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
Bloating after tummy tuck
As you pointed out it could be two things - one is seroma (fluid collection). You should get evaluated by your plastic surgeon who can rule this out by physical exam or potentially get an ultrasound to be sure.
The other and more likely possibility is bloating of abdomen from GI issues. A trip tot he gastroenterologist is what maybe required.
Your 3 day post op picture looks amazing and hopefully once the bloating is controlled, you will get that back. Good luck !
Tummy Tuck - Post Op Swelling?
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.