5 weeks post op and still feel swollen inside? (Photo)
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5 weeks post op, some advices:
Thank you very much for sharing your concerns with us.
At this point (5 weeks post-po) the swelling is normal.
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.-
Swelling after tummy tuck
Hello and thanks for the question.
Swelling following an abdominoplasty is to be expected. Certainly, at 5 weeks post-op you are very early in the healing process, and it is very common to experience more swelling as the day goes on. This is physiologically to be expected. You can expect resolution of swelling to end somewhere around the 4 month mark.
Best of luck,
Glenn Vallecillos, MD, FACS
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