Is my Belly Supposed to Look Bloated After a Tummy Tuck? I'm Not Satisfied.

I had a full tuck April 2012 its now July I am constantly bloated my tummy is really wide at to sidesI am begining to hate my stomach as much as I did before the surgery.

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Bloated belly after tummy tuck

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At 12 weeks swelling should be decreasing. I would continue to follow closely with your plastic surgeon. Pl relay your concerns to him/her. More often than not, the solution is time but only a physical exam can accurately guide you.


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Sorry to hear you’re not satisfied with your results. With a tummy tuck the swelling takes months 9-12 months to completely subside. In our practice we tell our patients to use a compression garment for at least a few months after surgery to help with the swelling and help contour your tummy.


Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS (in memoriam)
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

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