2 weeks after tummy tuck, stomach doesn't look right. Is my body healing slow, or is this something else? (Photo)
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2 Weeks after a Tummy Tuck
Healing after a #tummytuck will require time. Some patients are out of bed and walking the night of surgery and every hour while awake. Your #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.I allow my patients to return to work at one to two weeks with 14 days preferred. However, no lifting or straining. At three weeks, increased level of activity and full with no restrictions, at 6 weeks. If you have any concerns about #healing, its best to ask questions of your surgeon or their nursing staff.
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- You clearly did lose blood given your hemoglobin the day after surgery.
- Your photos don't seem unusual given the swelling - the puckering will subside. It is the result of the incision being kept short.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
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