I had a tummy tuck 10 days ago. I feel like I look disproportionate and odd. (Photo)
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Tummy tuck recovery does take time - be patient.
Thank you for asking your question. I have done thousands of abdominoplasties and it is not uncommon to have swelling early after this operation.
You are now two weeks and should be increasing your activities. I assume you have been back to work and are not staring fitness walking.
Most patients find their abdomen is flatter when they awake in the morning and are slightly swollen by early evening - this is normal and will improve over the next few weeks. If the PS did liposuction of your waist - it too will be swollen for a number of weeks.
If you notice a significant swelling or a slight fluid wave under the lower abdomen - it may represent a seroma. If this is the case just contact your PS. I'm sure he / she will see you and assess your abdomen.
Please be patient, with time, I'm sure you will be very please with the results.
All the best,
Scott Barr, MD, FRCSC, Plastic Surgeon
Post op tummy tuck
10 days post op, some advices:
At this point (10 days post-po) the swelling is normal.
To reduce it, I recommend you perform daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the abdomen and wear a postoperative girdle from thigh to the breasts.
If the fter six months post-op, I recommend you send us your photos again, to give you more information about how we can solve this problem.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
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I had a tummy tuck 10 days ago. I feel like I look disproportionate and odd.
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Tummy Tuck - 10 days post - op
Tummy Tuck Recovery Process
Early tummy tuck result
Without having seen you pre-operatively or your pre-op photos, I cannot comment how your final outcome would be. However, it seems like you are healing well.
You are expected to have swelling during the first 6 weeks; your final outcome can come about after 3-6 months.
If you are concerned, please talk with your plastic surgeon to get reassurance.
Good luck with your recovery.
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