Hysterectomy “belly flap”

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Had an abdominal hysterectomy two weeks ago tomorrow. I am wondering if anyone knows how long the belly flap lasts? Does it ever go away? I have heard stories of people who eat well and exercise and still have the flap 6 months after.  

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    Yes that belly flap !!! 

    Mine is reducing and I am 7wks in and have been told by my consultant that i am still swollen from the surgery and it will go with exercise and time.....although if I am left with a little flap it’s better then enduring those heavy periods. So small price to pay I suppose. 

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    This is a good convo to start. I am worried about it as well. I am at almost 3 weeks post surgery and it has gone down a bit. 😁But still there. Not bouncing when i walk anymore at least. DR. Said it will go away at about 6 wks.

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    Hi Roma.

    I’m so happy that you’re doing well.

    Your concern is also a question that I’ve been having. My flap is so prominent. 

    Of course, being on bedrest doesn’t help😂😂😂.  I have my 3rd. follow up tomorrow afternoon. I’m entering my 6th post op week. 

    Take care. 🤗

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    Following this as well, I'll be 3 weeks post op on Mon and have a pretty big belly flap still.... Was wondering about compression wear or support underwear? Just don't want to irritate my incision....

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      I tried to wear a shaping panty but it did irritate my incision. Honestly the best thing I bought was the poise undergarments as some had recommended. They are soft on my incision and undetectible under my clothes. I did try the abdominal band and it did take alot of pressure off of my lower back. 
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