If I'm a little swollen/puffy above pubic area a month after tummy tuck, is that a normal part of the healing process? (Photo)
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Post-tummy tuck swelling
The slowest area to go down is the area just above the incision site. Its the most dependent area. You may notice that the swelling is down when you first get up in the morning then gets a little bigger throughout the day despite a compression garment. It may take months for this area to finally flatten and become soft.
Swelling above the pubic region abdominoplasty incision one month after surgery
Swelling in the area above the pubic region or in the pubic region itself is common one month after an abdominoplasty. This occurs as this area is the most dependent part of the post-surgical area when a patient is sitting or standing, and the naturally occurring fluid will accumulate above the incision line in this region. (Severe swelling in this area that occurs shortly after drains are removed can be a sign of a seroma fluid accumulation that will have to be aspirated.)The good news is that this will resolve over time without any treatment as your body establishes new channels to reabsorb this fluid.
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If I'm a little swollen/puffy above pubic area a month after tummy tuck, is that a normal part of the healing process?
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