I am post op 13 days and noticed I have indents from where the binder sits on my sides down near my hips. At the bottom of the indentation there is a hard spot more so on my right side then the left side. We make sure to follow my PS post op instructions by making sure the foam and binder are straight not bunched up. I am getting my water intake. I am guessing this is all swelling. I still can not get any pre op clothing on that has zippers and buttons they just do not fit right at all.
Indents After Extended Tummy Tuck and Lipo of the Flanks? (photo)
Doctor Answers 8
Swelling or healing wrong?
Looking at your photos, you look swollen. Careful to keep your garments smooth and don't let the binder bunch up. Please, get that old Xeroform dressing out of your belly button and switch to some polysporin ointment there!
Here are some tips:
1. All garments must be perfectly smooth! No dents and no tight spots! Sometimes Spanx can work better after a week or so.
2. If it is sore, it is swelling
3. If it is hard, it is swelling
4. If your old remaining stretch marks look red/puffy, that is still swelling!
5. If it has a "fluid wave" - you can push on it and it sloshes to the next adjacent spot - then it is a seroma. Go to your PS and get it drained over and over until it is gone.
Small imperfections always stay after a lypo or TT
this imperfections may be easealy corrected after normal post op. waiting time of 1 or 2 motnhs applying endermology or doing an in office small lypo correction, do not desperate and please do not intend another methods vacuom,meso laser thermo, external ultrasound terapy because this will dilate a lot and this surely will cost a lot of money and perhaps only corrects less than 50%
Indents after surgery.
Your photos suggest swelling of the tissue, particularly this soon after surgery. Make sure the garment is smooth and covers all areas addressed at the surgery and even overlapping to normal tissue. Be patient and good luck.
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