The following question from our forum is from a woman who had an extremely painful combination tummy tuck, liposuction and breast augmentation operation.

Date: 08/27/2010 Submitted by: Belem

It’s almost three weeks since I have my tummy tuck and liposuction along with a breast augmentation the recovery for the bust augmentation It was okay, but, the recovery for the tummy tuck it was a different story, the first two weeks it was so painful, that my husband had to take care of me the whole first week day and night, “thanks god” that he is retired from his job, other way he can be kind of sleepy on his job. the second week I have to managed to take care of myself, because he was tired of me, ringing the bell every time I have to go to the bathroom and not to be able to move my body… you see every single movement It was a pain even do I was taking the medications. to me It was something that has to be done, with my body, and for almost two years I was saving money for the tummy tuck operation. I was so disgusted every time I see myself in the mirror with the tummy. that I decided to go ahead with the surgery and I think the it was worthy all the pain, and money I spend. I did that, after finding the right pl, with his credentials, because after all is your life and health you putting in risk, after several consultations with some others doctors finally I found my Dr. thank-you Dr.Efrain Gonzalez for been so patient with me “you are the best surgeon”. Belem


Date: 08/27/2010 Submitted by: Tanner


I am sorry to hear that your tummy tuck was so painful for the first two weeks. After I had my tummy tuck, I had numbness but no pain and was able to move about easily but slowly the day after surgery.

I am curious about your tummy tuck pain and wonder if you would mind answering the following questions.
1. Did you have numbness around the incision area?
2. Where was the pain located? Did you have pain when you touched the incision area? Deep inside you beneath the incision area? Your whole body?
3. Did the pain make it hard to sleep? What pain medications were you taking?
4. Did you have more pain when you moved or was it preTummy Tuck Forum all the time?

Since I did not have liposuction with my tummy tuck, I wonder if it contributed to your level of pain?

I hope you are over the worst of it and are feeling better. Good luck with the rest of your recovery.

Buy the way – I looked up your tummy tuck doctor, Dr. Gonzalez, on the internet. It must have given you a good warm feeling knowing that he was named one of “American best physicians” two years in a row along with his other credentials.

Best regards,