Will the crease and bulge smooth out after mini tummy tuck?
Doctor Answers 3
Mini Tummy Tuck - Post Op Swelling?
Results after mini tummy tuck
You seem to be healing well from your photographs. After such extensive surgery, there can be lots of swelling. Swelling can take up to a year to resolve. Final results won't be seen until then. Also, skin takes some time to retract. Continue your compression garment, and also consider massage therapy. I recommend close follow-up with your surgeon. Best of luck!
The lumpiness, swelling, itching and hardness after a surgery like you had typically persists at least 8 weeks after the surgery then slowly goes away. In my experience, daily massage of the hard areas makes the biggest difference in getting rid of it sooner rather than later. It can easily take 6 months or more to see results. Your tummy tuck scars will usually flatten and fade between 9-12 months but can sometimes take closer to 18 months. Scar fading depends on your genetics. Be sure to keep any scheduled follow up appointments you have with your surgeons for his evaluation and advice. Hope this helps.
Dean Vistnes, M.D.
Vistnes Plastic Surgery
San Francisco Bay Area
#realself #drdeanvistnes #tummytuck