Recovery after abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).
The recovery after abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) can result in significant fullness of the abdomen along with the feeling of tightness. Several things to consider that could be contributing to the sense of fullness and tightness are:
- generalized fluid retention
- seroma (fluid pocket trapped beneath the skin)
- visceral fat accumulation (present prior to surgery, but now symptomatic because of the surgery)
Reach out to your surgeon to help assess which of these may be contributing to your condition
My tummy tuck has my belly swollen and hard. Is this normal?
Thank you for sharing your question and photographs. Though some degree of swelling is expected after a tummy tuck procedure, and greater amounts can be anticipated with a simultaneous hernia repair, your surgeon is in the best position to evaluate you and offer treatment recommendations for any issues that he/she finds on exam. Voice your concerns to them, they are your best resource.