Swelling Throughout the Day After Tummy Tuck

How normal is it and how long does it last?

Doctor Answers 2

Tummy tuck swelling

Some swelling after a tummy tuck is normal and this may last a few months.  Give it time to resolve on its own or else be evaluated by your doctor to make sure.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling after tummy tuck

Swelling after the tummy tuck can last up to 3 months and can be diminished with compression garments, ambulaton, manual lymphatic drainage, etc.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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