6.5 months post-op Mommy Makeover; concerned about swelling. Any thoughts? (Photo)
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6.5 Months Post-Op Mommy Makeover; Concerned About Swelling
It may be best to further discuss your #concern with your plastic surgeon. Your plastic surgeon may be able to provide the details of the surgical #techniques applied to your procedure. Typically, it's recommended to wait at least one year following the initial surgery to consider a #revision and information that you read online may not apply to your personal situation. Another element to a #satisfying result of your procedures are realistic #expectations.
See your surgeon
Mommy make-over - tummy tuck an issue after six months
- Your photo shows the swelling on your flanks.
- It is probably at this point a little excess fat, or loose skin or both.
- See your surgeon in follow up and discuss when it is reasonable to do a small liposuction touch up -
- Waiting another 3 months may help - persistent rib pain suggests you might still be a bit swollen.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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6.5 months post-op Mommy Makeover; concerned about swelling. Any thoughts?
Tummy tuck and sources of "bulging"
-loose abdominal muscles
I suspect that excess fat and perhaps swelling are the culprits, however, an in depth exam and discussion would need to take place to make sure that that is the case.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
6.5 months after Mommy makeover
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