Hi all - I am a UK young 45 yr old lady who is 3...
Hi all - I am a UK young 45 yr old lady who is 3 weeks PO from tummy tuck and lipo. Boy what a journey so far with healing process. Very swollen that goes up and down like a yo yo and pulls on the incision. The swelling is doing my head in and I have been told by my surgeon it will go down eventually but I am not convinced about how much. Really hacked off about this as paid a lot of money and at the moment got rid of one belly shape only to be replaced by another. Don't get me wrong the new shape to 100% better and I can actually tuck my shirt in now but this yo yo swelling isn't funny, it feels like I am constantly wearing a tight elastic band round my lower belly. Surgeon thought it might be mostly fluid build up which he aspirated but only less than 200ml came out so he said it's just swelling and I need to be patient. Incision healed well but still red, sore and scabby in some places and now got a pusy bit which surgeon says is not an infection and I must keep it clean and protected from wearing clothes irritation which can cause wound breakdown.
Glad I did it but really underestimated the healing process, I have been reviewing people's progress online and my swelling hell seems to the worst I have seen!. Feeling a bit worried and emotional about it all and I am usually a tough, logical cookie!
My advice to anyone is to research what the healing process will be, have realistic expectations for the first 3 months and listen to what your surgeons tells you to do but don't feel scared to get a 2nd opinion! Most of all BE PATIENT RE END RESULTS.
Has anyone else out there experienced this, would love to hear from you. XX
Mrs UK - picture updates
Thought you would appreciate seeing some pics, will upload before pics soon. xx