Swelling upper abdomen / full mommy make over. What can I do to assist to get down? Arnica pills?
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Swelling Concern After a Mommy Makeover Procedure
Healing will continue for 2-3 months for the early period. This includes some swelling, bruising, malposition, color differences. Sensation in the breasts may also be abnormal and scars will be evolve. Tingling, burning or shooting pains in the breasts will disappear with time and should not alarm you. It is simply a result of the regeneration of your sensory nerves. If these sensations cause pain, repeated, local self-massage per your surgeon's permission may help. The purpose of the post-procedure #garment is to provide some gentle #support and to reduce swelling following a #TummyTuck or #Abdominoplasty. If it feels too tight or causes pain, take it off. Patients wear the #elastic garment for several weeks after surgery, as directed by their doctor. Some choose to wear it longer for several months for comfort.
If you have concerns about your #healing, or pain that you question to be unusual, it is important to call your plastic surgeon to discuss these further asked to be examined.
Post Op Swelling at 3 Weeks
If your Plastic Surgeon determined that you do not have a seroma then you will need to wait for swelling to resolve on it's own. Swelling after a Tummy Tuck can last many months. I recommend that you follow post op instructions and try to be patient. Report any new or concerning changes.
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Upper tummy swelling after a mommy make-over
- Your photo strongly suggests that you ave normal post-operative swellling.
- You cannot change this - it is how we all heal.
- You can ask your surgeon about light massage - some people say it makes a difference.
- Arnica will make no difference -
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
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3 weeks is very early, so as hard as it is, try to stay patient.
Arnica can help, and I recommend a compressive garment which can significantly help with the swelling.
Stay in touch with your surgeon so they can follow your progress and good luck!!
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