Reducing Swelling and Bruising Post Tummy Tuck: What Should I Do?

After undergoing a tummy tuck procedure, it is common for patients to experience swelling and bruising in the treated area. This is a natural response of the body to the trauma of surgery and should subside within a few weeks. The swelling may be accompanied by discomfort, tightness, and tenderness in the abdomen. Following post-operative care instructions, such as wearing compression garments and taking prescribed medications, is important to help reduce swelling and bruising.

What Are the Potential Side Effects of Tummy Tuck Surgery?

A tummy tuck flattens the stomach and gives it a better tone by removing excess skin. However, this operation carries some risks and side effects, such as infection, scarring, seroma, hematoma, change in skin sensation, pain, fat necrosis, and excessive bleeding. Many of these complications can be prevented by carefully choosing a good surgeon and following the post-op tips.
Post Liposuction Compression Garments

Compression Garments After Liposuction: How Long to Wear?

Compression garment reduces post-lipo swelling, support the operated tissues and muscles, retract the skin, and prevent hematoma. Surgeons usually suggest wearing compression garments after liposuction surgery for six weeks to achieve better results. The size, level of compression, design, and material of the garment will be determined by your plastic surgeon.