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Swelling after a tummy tuck

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Old 07-27-2005, 01:34 PM   #1
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Swelling after a tummy tuck

How long are you normally swollen after a tummy tuck? I had a full tummy tuck almost 2 1/2 months ago, I've been told you'll be swollen for at least 3 months. It's been almost 3 months and I'm not even close to wearing the jeans i could wear before the tummy tuck! Am I not giving it enough time or what? Thanks for any info.

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Old 09-08-2005, 10:11 PM   #2
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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.

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