Is this swelling normal?
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Swelling post op
Although uncommon, permanent numbness and tingling can occur after tummy tuck surgery, especially in the lower mid line area between the scar and belly button. In most cases there is some sensation present, just not the normal pre-surgical amount. Please speak with your plastic surgeon about your concerns.
Swelling post tummy
Swelling after seroma cavity removal
The quilting technique attaches the tissues together with sutures, helping preventing the formation of fluid collection. Swelling is expected after the procedure. However, avoid activity that may favor fluid collection
Finally, make sure that your doctor is aware of your process. He should be able to guide you best in your care.
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