How long will swelling last after a tummy tuck?

Is it normal for swelling to last several weeks after surgery? I had a tummy tuck 25 days ago and I swear there is still pretty significant swelling. I am starting to think that my surgeon may have done a bad job, because he said noticeable swelling would only last 2 weeks or so. I’m afraid to go back to him now.

cindygo423

F, 45, Pennsylvania

You should go back to your surgeon. Swelling can last a few months especially if liposuction was also performed but even with a tummy tuck alone. Be patient. Stay in dialogue with your surgeon.

-- Dr. Sayed


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