Tummy tuck. (photos)
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Healing after a tummy tuck
Thank you for your question. Healing after a tummy tuck is usually pretty straight forward. There is a process of swelling and bruising that peaks at 3 days after surgery and then undergoes the first stage of major resolution in the first 2 weeks after surgery. The lateer phase of healing takes place over the 2-3 months after surgery where everything really settles and softens. It is after this time that we are getting close to the final result, though this varies patient to patient.
Results after tummy tuck
Swelling , some advices:
Thank you very much for sharing your concerns with us.
To reduce the swelling, I recommend you perform daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the abdomen and wear a postoperative girdle from thigh to the breasts.
If after six months post-op, I recommend you send us your photos again, to give you more information about how we can solve this problem.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
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Full Tummy Tuck Results
Recovery time is based on consideration of many factors. Age, health status, previous surgeries can all play a role in the length of time necessary for an individual to feel better after surgery. Generally speaking, at 16 weeks most of the swelling should have subsided, but not necessarily all of the swelling.
Tummy tuck final results
It can take up to 6 months for the swelling to fully resolve following a tummy tuck. Follow your surgeon's post op instructions to the letter, but a lot will depend on how your individual body heals. Hope this helps.
Tummy Tuck - Post Op Swelling?
Thank you for your question. You should expect to have swelling for three to six months following tummy tuck surgery. Use of a properly fitted compression garment will help decrease the length and severity of the post-operative swelling. As the swelling decreases, the contour of your abdomen, flanks, and hips will dramatically improve. Please follow your plastic surgeons specific advice regarding your level of physical activity. Hope this helps and good luck with your recovery.
Post tummy tuck swelling
Thank you for your question and attached photos. Swelling after surgery can feel like it takes forever. The majority of your swelling will be gone at 3 months, but it takes up to 1 year to see a "final" result. You may want to discuss lymphatic massage with your plastic surgeon. Some people find this helpful to speed the resolution of your swelling.
Hope that helps.
Thank you for your question. Usually it will take about about 3-4 months after surgery and changes can happen upto 6 months. Please follow instructions from your PS
Post Op Receovery Timeline
Thank you for your question. It will take at least 6 months for you to see your final results. Residual swelling in the abdomen can last 4 months or more. Typically, people see a lot of improvement by two months post op however. I recommend that you let your Plastic Surgeon know if you have any concerns.
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Tummy Tuck Recovery
It will take up to 3 months for major changes to occur and can take up to a year before you reach your final result and all of the swelling has resolved. Be patient and continue to follow up with your surgeon.