Tummy Tuck, lipo and muscle repair

I'm 8 days post op Tummy Tuck, lipo and muscle repair. I am extremely swollen (bigger than I was before) and I have a long indentation on my right waist. Is this normal? The doctor said it will go away within a few weeks. I don't think it looks like any of the post op pic's I've seen of others with the same fat , age, size , gender etc . Am I botched? What can be done to correct the indentation? Is that normally covered by the doctor or will I have to pay more? STRESSED.

No te preocupes. En un principio el edema de la piel puede agarrar la forma de la faja, o cualquier otra cosa. Tienes que esperarte tres meses para valorar el resultado. Durante el primer mes el edema disminuye un 50 por ciento. El segundo mes un 75 por ciento y hasta el tercer mes se ira el cien por ciento del edema. En este momento es cuando puedes valorar el resultado.

Mario Alfonso Gonzalez Cepeda MD
Mario Alfonso Gonzalez Cepeda MD

Mario Alfonso Gonzalez Cepeda MD

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MZA 7 Cancun, Q. Roo, Mexico

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At eight days after a tummy tuck with liposuction and muscle repair, one can experience tightness, swelling, and see contouring irregularities. If you are extremely swollen it could be fluid build up or sometimes constipation and abdominal distension from slowing bowel function in the post operative period. Please express to your surgeon your concerns and revisit him or her for an evaluation. If you are not satisfied with the evaluation and explanation then consider a second opinion.

Roberta L. Gartside MD
Roberta L. Gartside MD

Roberta L. Gartside MD

1300 Chain Bridge Road (at Dolly Madison Blvd),
McLean, VA, 22101, US

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Before being concerned about a revision, find out what is going on. Some swelling is normal after a tummy tuck. If you have more then expected, and your surgeon has evaluated you, then restate your concerns or consider a second opinion.

Karol A Gutowski MD
Karol A Gutowski MD
676 N St Clair StChicagoIL60611US

Karol A Gutowski MD

676 N. St. Clair Street,15th Floor, Chicago,
IL 60611, USA