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 and main healing is set?
(I’m not a DR like that’s not obvious).
Date: 04/02/2012 Submitted by: Tanner
Sorry, I’m not a doctor either, just a former patient and I can’t answer your questions about the nerves.
My own personal experience tells me that nerve sensitivity in the midsection is not increased, but slightly decreased for a long time after surgery before becoming “normal”.
Pulling of the skin is something to be avoided during recovery. I used extreme care not to pull mine so I can’t tell you about increased soreness.
I would think that excessive stressing of the underlying muscles and tissue in the surgical area could cause increased soreness because it would be causing further damage and slowing the healing progress.