Did I damage my mini tummy tuck by dancing?
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Swelling after a Mini Tummy Tuck
My patients are instructed not to do any cardio type activities (this includes dancing) for three weeks after surgery. This type of activity can produce fluid that accumulates under the skin. Follow up with your plastic surgeon because, if you have fluid, he/she can aspirate this which will allow for faster healing and a better result. Also, if you were instructed to wear a compression garment or a binder, please follow your doctors's instructions.
Dancing and mini tummy tuck
Front and side view pictures would have been helpful. In my practice, after mini or full, skin only, tummy tuck, patients are instructed to avoid any physical activity (except walking) for 3 weeks, in order to allow speedy healing of the wound. They also wear Velcro abdominal binder for support.
Your dancing could have disrupted the skin attachment to the underlying muscle, which could cause hematoma or seroma. These will need to be aspirated or evacuated, depend on the severity of the swelling. Since you describe only mild swelling, an abdominal binder, most likely, will suffice. However, call your doctor'd office and ask to be seem asap, to rule out the above mentioned problems.
Best of luck,
Hello, based on your description it's not possible to tell whether there has been an injury or just minor aches and pains. If your symptoms persist you would need to contact your plastic surgeon.