Tight lower abdominal muscles and swelling many months after tummy tuck surgery.
Greetings, Your continuing tightness and apparent swelling should be discussed with your plastic surgeon when you go for a follow-up appointment. Swelling for months after a tummy tuck can occur, but only with a re-examination can you be sure that this is normal for you. Your surgeon can also evaluate the effectiveness of your garment. Good luck with your ongoing healing. Best Regards,
Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty/Liposuction/Vaser High Definition Procedures/Tummy Tuck Revision
I appreciate your question.
Since there has been a change in your post op course, please contact your surgeon so he/she can examine you and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan at this time.The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
Tightness after tummy tuck
Thanks for your inquiry but without a picture or exam it is impossible to advise about your particular situation. It is not uncommon however to have some swelling for several months and tightness as well. Please discuss with your plastic surgeon. Good Luck.
Tightness After Tummy Tuck
Thanks for your question! While it is normal to feel some tightness (because of muscle tightening) after a tummy tuck for up to a year, I would definitely see your plastic surgeon again to investigate this, and rule out any kind of fluid collection (seroma) or coincidental hernia. Best of luck to you!