I am 7 months post-op: I still have firmness and just developed itching above the incision line. Could this be swelling? (Photo)
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I am 7 months post-op: I still have firmness and just developed itching above the incision line. Could this be swelling?
Itching and swelling of an abdominoplasty
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Sometimes people can get seroma formation after surgery, but I expect this far out from surgery that this is not the case. An examination by your doctor will help check for this.
Continued use of a pressure garment or girdle can help flatten this area and will only help if swelling is playing a role.
The other symptoms sound normal and I would recommend just keeping an eye on your healing process.
Try to wear a compression garment for 12 hours a day. It can only help. If the fullness persists, then a tiny amount of liposuction can often flatten this out more. This could be decided in a couple of months.
Dr Chris Saunders
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