Swelling after tummy tuck surgery

What helps with the swelling I’m on day 3 post tummy tuck?


  1. Jennifer says:

    Bowel moments, wearing your garment and low sodium for me

  2. Tarsha says:

    I heard Arnica!! I haven’t purchased any yet but will tomorrow and I’m one week post tummy tuck tomorrow

  3. Jennifer says:

    Oh…and TIME!

  4. Erin says:

    Arnica hurts like a hell you see.

  5. Michelle says:

    Arnica hurts? I thought it was a pill?

  6. Tarsha says:

    Yea I thought Arnica was a pill too!!?? Hurts ??!! Oh no!!

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  8. Tracy says:

    I was very lucky and did not suffer to much with swelling but I used my compression garment 24 hours a day for 3 months as told to do by my PS….. I drank 2 litres of detox water which is lemon lime cucumber and mint… I also took Brags organic Apple Cider Vinegar.
    The only time I ever get a swollen tummy is if I eat bad food or to much of a food…… Good luck it really does get better

  9. Debbie says:

    Arnica is very good it’s Tiny Little pills.

  10. Susie says:

    Don’t move get rest nothing helps really except time oh and don’t sneeze! Well wishes xx

  11. Michael says:

    Do you have drains. ?

  12. Michelle says:

    I didnt have drains, I had my surgery on 3/7. I am very swelled up, sometimes it feels like mu stomach is going to explode

  13. Michael says:

    You may have a seroma I rec see your surgeon in AM. You had a mini tuck or a tummy tuck ?

  14. Michelle says:

    Tummy tuck,,, its only like that if I eat or drink alot,. I am going to try and see him today.

  15. Michael says:

    Then it’s just probably your intestines filling with food and fluid. That pushes abdominal wall out. Was The abdominal wall tightened ?

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  17. Michael says:

    I see.

  18. Michael says:

    Did you see your doc ? You ok ?

  19. Michelle says:

    I will see him on Wednesday. The pain went away after a couple of BM.

  20. Michael says:

    Good, Let me know

  21. Valerie says:

    Garment makes it so much better a good nice tight one. I’m about 5 wks post op and I feel weird without wearing it. I’ve had one on 24-7 I have a collection of course. I got my first 3 from my surgeon and my other ones at Macy’s. Thick material and tight on the tummy.

  22. Julia says:

    Walmart has an arnica gel… dandolion tea works for swelling.