After abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, swelling is part of recovery, with the majority going down after two months. However, in some cases, swelling can last up to six months after the procedure. When recovery begins, it is essential to follow the post-op instructions provided by your plastic surgeon. These additional tips can help minimize swelling after your tummy tuck and make your recovery time a little more bearable.
Wear Your Compression Garment
After your tummy tuck procedure, your plastic surgeon is likely to recommend wearing a compression garment. While wearing this garment may seem uncomfortable at first, the mild pressure it applies to your abdomen helps to reduce swelling and aids in the healing process.