Reassessment with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is necessary. You may be over doing exercise. An ultrasound of the abdominal wall is also needed. If abdominal wall oedema only you may need to wear a tighter binder for longer. Your photos may indicate a lumbar lordosis which may contribute to this deformity.
tummy tuck surgery, I advise the patients to take two weeks off from work. The
patients may return to work, but may not engage in any strenuous activity. At
two months, the patients start low impact cardio. At three months they can
engage in more strenuous physical activity. If anything hurts or causes
swelling, we ask them to back off somewhat. If you exercise or do some
particular activity that results in pain or swelling you are doing too much for
your personal recovery at that time. Not
everyone heals the same. You need to make
sure that you don’t cause more swelling.
Fighting the swelling or working through the pain will certainly
backfire. I prefer the patients to stay in town for two weeks if they from more
than 2-3 hours away. I do not allow patients to fly before 2 to 3 weeks
at the very minimum.