Swelling or did lipo not work? 7 weeks post op mommy makeover mini tt, lipo of abdomen, hips, flanks, inner/outer thighs
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Post mommy makeover
Dean Vistnes, M.D.
Vistnes Plastic Surgery
San Francisco Bay Area
Swelling After a Mommy Makeover Procedure
Healing after the #tummytuck will require time. Some patients are out of bed and walking the night of surgery and every hour while awake. I allow my patients to return to work at one to two weeks with 14 days preferred. However, no lifting or straining. At three weeks, increased level of activity and full with no restrictions, at 6 weeks. #MummyTummy is a term given to modified tummy tucks which can use liposuction and skin tightening with radiofrequency such Vanquish, Vela3, thermage, thermiRF and others. The actual fat contouring can be done non-surgically as well with #UltraShape or Cool-Sculpting.
As I advise my patients, if your work keeps you sedentary, you may return whenever you feel up to it. If your work is strenuous, wait until your work activity does not cause any superficial pain.
Some employers will modify a person’s job duties so they can back sooner, but without physical activity. Our office can provide our patients with a note stating they are not to engage in strenuous activity for a specified period of time. The note will not disclose what procedure they have underwent. Therefore, you may have to request a similar note from your surgeon if you are not independently employed. I recommend avoiding heavy lifting and strenuous #activity for six weeks following your surgery. With that said, it may help you plan your return to work accordingly.
As for heavy lifting and other #strenuous #activities, it should be avoided for until you have clearance from your surgeon. You may, however, do normal activities at any time if they cause no pain or #discomfort. Let your body tell you what you can or cannot do. Aerobic exercise will raise your blood pressure, which could cause late bleeding and harm your result. Once you begin exercising again, start gently and let your body tell you what it can tolerate. Don’t rush!! If you have concerns about your healing, or pain that you question to be unusual, it is import
Swelling post liposuction
Exercise, light compression, massage, low salt diet, and calorie control all contribute to idealizing results after liposuction. Give it a bit more time. Liposuction is the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery in the US because it is routinely successful. There is some "art" to great liposuction and the results are both patient and surgeon specific.
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Significant swelling can be present seven weeks after liposuction mommy makeover.
Still swollen 7 weeks after mommy make-over
- We can stay swollen for months after a mommy make-over with liposuction.
- Assuming you haven't gained weight in terms of fat, then this will probably subside.
- You can't be sure for another 4 months - but let your surgeon know of your concern.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
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Without before ore and after pictures it is hard to get an idea of how much surgery was done.
The more surgery is done the longer the recovery. Be patient and continue with the compression if you are experiencing persistent swelling. Make sure you keep your f/u with your surgeon and express your concern. You may have a seroma that your surgeon may have to address.
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