When does post-op (abdominal) swelling go away?
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When does post-op (abdominal) swelling go away After breast lift with implants?
Most of the swelling associated with a combination breast lift with implants resolves by 7 weeks. You may have some fluid retention. It is not uncommon to gain weight after surgery because the body quite naturally encourages consumption of protein to counteract the negative nitrogen balance caused by the trauma surgery. If you have significant abdominal swelling or interference of bowel function you need to be seen by your plastic surgeon.
Abdominal swelling after BA and lift
Thanks for your question. It's unusual to have "abdominal swelling" 7 weeks after breast surgery. I would voice your concern with your surgeon. Good luck.
It is not unusual for you to have swelling as you describe postop. This should resolve itself as you get back to your normal diet and exercise.
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