Still Swelling 5 Months After Tummy Tuck

i had my TT five months ago and i am stil going through the swell hell! one side is more swollen and on that side skin is loose and slightly falling over the scar! i still feel more confortable with elastic garment than without it! any thoughts??

Doctor Answers 2

Swelling 5 months after tummy tuck

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Here are some tips to deal with swelling:

stay well hydrated and go to the washroom regularly
avoid salty foods and eat healthily
get plenty of rest, but also try to move around a bit at a leisurely pace to keep your circulation going when you're not lying down
wear your compression garment

Please ask your surgeon for their advice, as it may be different. You should also get the loose skin checked out as a revision may be necessary to adequately address this.

Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty healing

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healing is different for everyone.  your doctor should make sure there is no seroma.  the looseness of the

skin may need correctin ..  probably should waith 3-6 months more for things to settle down before dealing with any excess skin

wear some type of support garment till you are comfortable,,

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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