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About how long did it take for you to start noticing swelling going down and get some relief? I'll be one week post op tomorrow, and still feel like a Macy's thanksgiving day balloon, lol. I'm trying to increase my fluids, but I don't feel like the swelling is getting any better. I know it's not unusual, this was a major surgery and will take time, just looking for a light at the end of the tunnel!

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For my Tummy Tuck, it took about six weeks before the swelling went down. I'm almost eleven weeks out of surgery and if I have a busy day where I'm standing a lot, I notice swelling again.

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Good thing to remember for my future, thanks!

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The worst of the swelling lasted 3-4 weeks. After that, it was mostly when I over did it that the swelling would come back. I'm almost 4 months post op, and swelling isn't an issue.

Give it another week or 2, and then look at swelling as your body's way of telling you to slow down!


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Took months, for me. Wasn't back in pre-tt/panni clothes for a long time. Was probably 6 months before I felt NO swelling anymore.

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With this swelling..........are your clothes still fitting better than before you had the surgery?? Did you go a size smaller, and how soon? Less than 2 weeks before I have my panni, and have all of these crazy thoughts in my head.

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6 months!! Sorry I missed that. Just hoping to be in smaller clothes before that. Guess that sounds pretty vain, doesn't it? Sorry, chalk it up to impatience.

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Since surgery I have just been wearing baggy yoga pants, a sports bra, and loose tank tops. Well, and of course my full body Spanx compression garment, lol. I haven't even had the energy or desire to put on anything else! Probably won't attempt a pair of jeans for quite a while. I took 5 weeks off from work, but luckily when I go back I just wear scrub pants! [emoji23]


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