According to scale I've gained 10lbs in one day. What can I do for swelling? (photos)

I'm 5wks post op from circumferential body lift, breast reduction and arms lift. I've swollen up 10lbs over night. My stomach has gotten so enlarged, I look pregnant. I'm wearing compressions every day. What can I do? I'm so uncomfortable, I have problems sleeping.

Doctor Answers 1

Swelling after body lift surgery

Congratulations on your recent surgery. Its normal to experience significant fluctuations in swelling after tummy tuck surgery particularly as you start to become more active.  My patients usually report the swelling is at its maximum in the evenings after a full day of work/activity.  Lymphatic drainage can be helpful.  It will resolve over the coming months.

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