Tummy tuck

Why was my stomach flatter?

My stomach was extremely flat 2 weeks after tummy tuck surgery now I am 5 weeks out and after having drains removed and then put back in and removed again my stomach isn’t as flat. It’s much puffier in the area around my belly button and I have areas of what look like pockets of puffiness above my incision that standout and make my stomach look deformed.

Sorry to hear about your concerns post TT. Generally it may take 3-6 months to see the final result. Localized areas pf swelling are not uncommon after 5 weeks. Since I am unable to perform an examination, it is difficult to determine what is going on. I would address your concerns with your surgeon.

Todd B. Koch, MD, FACS
Todd B. Koch, MD, FACS
6315 Sheridan DrBuffaloNY14221US

Todd B. Koch, MD, FACS

6315 Sheridan Dr, Buffalo, NY,
UNITED STATES, 14221

It's possible that some fluid (seroma) collected in those areas you see puffiness after the drain was removed. Your best move is to schedule a follow up with your surgeon soon so they can examine you and see if you need any fluid drained! Good luck!

Megan C. Jack, MD
Megan C. Jack, MD
9430 Park West BlvdKnoxvilleTN37923US

Megan C. Jack, MD

9430 Park W Blvd, Knoxville, TN,
UNITED STATES, 37923

If you have a seroma, it can delay the flattening process of the tummy tuck. Once resolved, it should go flat if it was that way right after surgery. Lymphatic massage can make a big difference in clearing fluid in the soft tissue. Check with your surgeon to see if they have any recommendations for providers.

Best of Luck!

M. Scott Haydon, MD
M. Scott Haydon, MD
4701 Bee Caves RdAustinTX78746US

M. Scott Haydon, MD

4701 Bee Cave Rd, #202, West Lake Hills, TX,
UNITED STATES, 78746