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Dent Below Belly Button 6 Days After Tummy Tuck

The following post from our forum is from a woman who had a tummy tuck 6 days ago and now has a "dent" and throbbing pain in the same area. Date: 04/01/2012 Submitted by: TanyaDent Below Belly Button 6 Days After Tummy Tuck Had tummy tuck 6 days ago came out that night saw lump on the left side had a collection of blood left side of my tummy the blood in the draining tube was clotting had to go [...]

By | 2014-12-25T09:03:43+00:00 December 25th, 2014|recovery & healing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pulling Of Skin After Tummy Tuck

The following post from our forum is from a man who has tummy tuck questions regarding pulling of the skin after having a tummy tuck. Date: 04/02/2012 Submitted by: ReyPulling Of Skin After Tummy Tuck Does the pulling of the skin (in reference to any unnecessary stress) cause additional soreness during the recovery period? Is there anything that has to be done to the nerve since they are being cut? Is there increased chance of nerve sensitivity after compression garments [...]

By | 2014-12-25T09:02:48+00:00 December 25th, 2014|recovery & healing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recovering after a tummy tuck?

Tummy Tuck Recovery After a tummy tuck, the surgery is over and the recovery and healing begins. For me this was the best part. The fear and anticipation of the surgery was over with and I wasn't in any pain or discomfort. I was on the down hill slope, as long as any complications didn't set in. Fortunately none did. More Recovery Information. How do I go to the bathroom after? In my case I had no problem going to [...]

By | 2014-12-17T11:29:05+00:00 December 17th, 2014|recovery & healing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fluid buildup after tummy tuck surgery

How is fluid removed with a needle? About 2 weeks after my tummy tuck surgery, during a follow-up visit, the doctor noticed that it looked like I had some fluid retention (drainage) in my midsection and decided to drain it. He inserted a "big syringe" just below my belly button and drained (sucked out) about ½ cup of red drainage fluid from my belly area. He told me not to look, and I told him I did not want to [...]

By | 2014-12-17T11:15:48+00:00 December 17th, 2014|recovery & healing, surgery, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tummy tuck stitches

Tummy Tuck Stitches and Sutures When are my stitches removed after surgery? Stitches are usually removed 1-2 weeks following surgery. What are absorbable sutures? Absorbable sutures were originally made of the intestines of sheep (catgut). Today, the majority of absorbable sutures are now made of synthetic polymer fibers which offer ease of handling, low cost, low tissue reaction, consistent performance and guaranteed non-toxicity. sutures made of? How long does it take absorbable sutures to be absorbed by the body? Absorbable [...]

By | 2014-12-17T11:13:17+00:00 December 17th, 2014|recovery & healing, stitches, surgery, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How long does it take a tummy tuck to heal?

Typically: first few days you will have some discomfort, swelling and pain (controlled with medication). Get lots of bed rest. •5-7 days - stitches removed, surgical drains removed •1 week - begin light exercise •1-2 weeks - back to work for desk job •2 - 6 weeks - most of the swelling will be gone •3 -4 weeks - start moderate exercise •3-6 weeks - begin feeling normal •6 weeks or longer - back to work for strenuous job •1-2 [...]

By | 2014-12-17T11:01:36+00:00 December 17th, 2014|recovery & healing, Uncategorized|0 Comments