Swelling 8 days following tummy tuck
At this point you should still be wearing your garment and limiting strenuous activity. I do not see the benefit in wearing a spanx top. It is very normal to experience swelling for up to three months following tummy tuck surgery.
Best of luck,
Time is often necessary to resolve swelling, but if your drains were recently removed and you over did it, and you are more swollen today, you will definitely want to get in touch with your surgeon to rule out any fluid collection there. Normal swelling takes time to resolve and there is not much that you can do other than follow your surgeon's recommendations.
Unfortunately the swelling is all part of the healing process. Follow the advice of your board certified plastic surgeon- Best of luck!
Swelling after abdominoplasty will resolve at its own pace.
Swelling is part of healing in that is governed primarily by genetics. Compressive garments can help somewhat and low-salt diet as well. Nevertheless it will take a number of months before swelling resolves after in abdominoplasty.