12 days post-op tummy tuck; swelling and stabbing/burning pain in belly button? (Photos)
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2 weeks post op, some advices:
At this point (2 weeks post-po) the swelling have to be minimal.
To reduce it, I recommend you perform daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the abdomen and wear a postoperative girdle from thigh to the breasts.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Pain after abdominoplasty
Sincerely, James Fernau, M.D., FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS , ASLMS
Swelling Post Op
After a #tummytuck surgery, #swelling can persist for several months and will gradually improve and will look better at three months, six months, and even one year. Frequently the pubic area can become very swollen and discolored during the first two weeks due to gravity as this is the lowest area for swelling to accumulate.
If you have concerns, please contact your #BoardCertified #PlasticSurgeon so you may be examined in person.
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