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I’m just wondering what your thoughts are on this. I am 5 months po from a FTT, MR (full tummy tuck with muscle repair). I have been working out and still eating healthy as I did b4 surgery, BUT my hips and butt seem to expanding. I’ve been going for lymph drain massages for my tummy and while it is helping that, I can’t help but wonder if it’s pushing fluid to other places. Not only can I not get back into my preop size 8 jeans, but I couldn’t even squeeze into a 12! I’m frustrated because I keep hearing different theories on this.
Prior to surgery did your weight fluctuate much? Patients like this following abdominoplasty can gain this weight in new places. This can become a problem.
At this point swelling is usually coming down, although in large cases it may not be completely gone for 6-8 months. Did you have much liposuction with your tuck? Liposuction frequently makes swelling more pronounced for a longer period of time. Also if you smoke, try to stop it or limit it as it interferes with wound healing. Assuming you went to a good surgeon, give it time. It gets better.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2005-09-18 17:44:00.
Britney Spears keeps getting her privates photographed. The Skinny posted about her “cottage cheese” back in 2007. This brings up a common misconception about the changes we see after pregnancy and weight loss.
The loose jiggly tissue around her rear end is not just where her fat is. It is where MORE FAT was. Just removing more fat here (meaning doing liposuction for the problem) will not fix this.
As a woman loses her “baby weight,” her skin will become more loosened in the areas where the fat shrinks from her weight loss. This gives you the “jiggly” fat (which is really fat plus loose skin) that we see in that g-string photo.
To make things tighter skin must be removed. Lipo or weight loss can make things thinner though. In essence, Britney is becoming a lower body lift candidate.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2007-06-05 16:41:00.