Tummy tuck results good or bad? (Photo)
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Tummy tuck results good or bad? (Photo)
It appears that you are healing well from the TT but lipo can give you more sculpting.
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3 1/2 Weeks After a Mommy Makeover
Healing is can differ per patient and it's still quite early for you. Your healing will continue for 2-3 months for the early period. This includes some swelling, bruising, malposition, color differences. Sensation in the breasts may also be abnormal and scars will be evolve. Pain varies per person and medication to control #discomfort will be provided. Tingling, burning or shooting pains in the breasts will disappear with time and should not alarm you. It is simply a result of the regeneration of your sensory nerves. If these sensations cause pain, repeated, local self-massage per your surgeon's permission may help. Also, the two breasts commonly heal quite differently so #assymetry is not unusual. One breast may swell more, feel more uncomfortable, or have a different initial shape. After complete #healing, they will be more similar and natural.
The healing after a #tummytuck will require time. Some patients are out of bed and walking the night of surgery and every hour while awake. I allow my patients to return to work at one to two weeks with 14 days preferred. However, no lifting or straining. At three weeks, increased level of activity and full with no restrictions, at 6 weeks. It can be up to one year see your final result.
As I advise my patients, if your work keeps you sedentary, you may return whenever you feel up to it. If your work is strenuous, wait until your work activity does not cause any superficial pain.
Some employers will modify a person’s job duties so they can back sooner, but without physical activity. Our office can provide our patients with a note stating they are not to engage in strenuous activity for a specified period of time. The note will not disclose what procedure they have underwent. Therefore, you may have to request a similar note from your surgeon if you are not independently employed. I recommend avoiding heavy lifting and strenuous #activity for six weeks following your surgery. With that said, it may help you plan your return to work accordingly.
As for heavy lifting and other #strenuous #activities, it should be avoided for until you have clearance from your surgeon. You may, however, do normal activities at any time if they cause no pain or #discomfort. Let your body tell you what you can or cannot do. Aerobic exercise will raise your blood pressure, which could cause late bleeding and harm your result. Once you begin exercising again, start gently and let your body tell you what it can tolerate. Don’t rush!! If you have concerns about your healing, or pain that you question to be unusual, it is important to call your plastic surgeon to discuss these further asked to be examined.
Wait a few months before looking at results
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Tummy tuck results 3 weeks after surgery
Too early to judge outcome
satisfactory result so far 3 1/2 weeks after mommy makeover.
Concerned about tummy tuck result
- Your photos show that at 3.5 weeks after surgery, you are healing well.
- It is reasonable to change to a non-zippered garment, as you have done, 2 or more weeks after surgery.
- You will not see your final result for another 5 months -
- Swelling obscures the result and it takes time for surgical swelling to subside.
- Discuss any concerns with your surgeon.
Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
Tummy tuck results good or bad?
Tummy tuck results
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