Re: Swelling after a tummy tuck
Probably call your doctor's office and talk to his nurse. I am 5 weeks PO. I am swollen and so much in the area above the pubic area to my belly button. BUT, I am fitting into a size 6 and I was a size 8 when I went in. This was one week after surgery and I went in again today and tried on more 6's. They still fit but don't look too good! Haha, too much swelling still. My PS said 3 months and the swelling should be gone. He also said sometimes 4 months, but no longer than that. This is the hard part for me. I am finally feeling better, but I can see the scars/lines whatever you want to call them, through my panties. They are still swollen, but I probably overdo it sometimes. I ran 4 to 6 miles before surgery plus lifted weights. I am only walking 2 miles at this time. Have you started back exercising yet? How swollen are you and where is it? Do you still wear your girdle? My PS said I have to wear the girdle 6 weeks and then also wear it when I start back exercising full force.