How Bad Can Swelling Get After Tummy? (photo)

Im 5ft and weigh 160lbs. I had a full TT, MR and lipo of my flanks exactly 5days ago and my waistline is huge. The next day I was in love with my waist, now im depressed, is this type of swelling normal??

Doctor Answers 2

How Bad Can Swelling Get After Tummy?

From the photos, I am looking at a nice result. If your complaint is about the swelling at the waistline, it wouldn't show in a side view. Swelling is normal, and if indeed this occurred between day 1 and day 5, you can be assured that this is swelling and will resolve. 

All the best. 

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy Tuck - post surgery swelling

Very, very normal to have swelling in the lower part of the belly after surgery.  I don't see drains however drains can reduce the amount of swelling faster by removing the fluid out of the areas of surgery.  Congratuations!  All the best!

Stefan Mark Szczerba, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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