How long does swelling last after a tummy tuck?

It takes several months for the swelling to subside after Tummy Tuck.

Keep following all of your post-operative instructions given by your surgeon. And follow up with him/her regularly. (Thomas Trevisani, Sr., MD, Orlando Plastic Surgeon)

It could take 3-6 months to get your final results. You still have swelling but that’s normal considering that you only have a month post-op. Go to your plastic surgeon for a follow up. (Yily De Los Santos, MD, Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon)

Without your “before” pictures, it may be difficult to give you an accurate opinion. Generally, it may take you up to 6 months to judge on the final outcome of your surgery. You are still in a way early in the process.

However, if you feel that have fullness there and you are concerned about a muscle tear, it may be a good idea to call your surgeon to have it checked out.

He will be best to evaluate and reassure you. Surgical causes for your concerns need to be excluded. (Maan Kattash, MD, FRCS, Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon)