I have swelling and hardness after a male tummy tuck. Is this normal?
Doctor Answers 4
Firm spots after tummy tuck
All the best,
Swelling after surgery
Final swelling will take three to six months.
Skin incisions take much longer until they are mature, sometimes up to a year and a half.
Some people form much more inflammation in their skin scars.
For those who do, it's worth using silicone sheeting.
You can minimize the visibility of the scar and speed up the healing process.
We recommend patients use a product called Safetac.
Best of luck,
Mats Hagstrom, M.D.
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