Why was my stomach flatter?
My stomach was extremely flat 2 weeks after tummy tuck surgery now I am 5 weeks out and after having drains removed and then put back in and removed again my stomach isn’t as flat. It’s much puffier in the area around my belly button and I have areas of what look like pockets of puffiness above my incision that standout and make my stomach look deformed.
It's possible that some fluid (seroma) collected in those areas you see puffiness after the drain was removed. Your best move is to schedule a follow up with your surgeon soon so they can examine you and see if you need any fluid drained! Good luck!
Sorry to hear about your concerns post TT. Generally it may take 3-6 months to see the final result. Localized areas pf swelling are not uncommon after 5 weeks. Since I am unable to perform an examination, it is difficult to determine what is going on. I would address your concerns with your surgeon.
If you have a seroma, it can delay the flattening process of the tummy tuck. Once resolved, it should go flat if it was that way right after surgery. Lymphatic massage can make a big difference in clearing fluid in the soft tissue. Check with your surgeon to see if they have any recommendations for providers.
Best of Luck!