What is Post-Treatment Abdominal Swelling Like?

Swelling varies greatly by patient. Wearing compression garments does help with some of the swelling, but it also takes some time for your body to heal. Swelling typically goes away first in the upper abdomen, followed by the lower abdomen, and finally the pubic area. By about 6 weeks the majority of swelling is gone, but it can take up to 12 weeks to really see the final result.