Hi there people was just after some advice from you guys if possible!..I am 8days post op from a full tummy tuck, I have a very weird pain its about 3inchs to the side of my belly button on both sides of my stomach, it hurts whenever I move or apply pressure to anything, it is worse in my left side than my right, sometimes it hurts when I am just sitting, it is also very sensitive to touch the area, it is like a stabbing pain. was just wondering if these kinds of pains are normal?
1 Week Post-Op TT, Is it Normal to Have Stabbing Pains around Belly Button?
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It might be normal
The best thing to do is be seen by the plastic surgeon who performed the surgery and be examined. However, shooting pains may be normal 8 days post surgery.
Pain one week after Tummy Tuck
It is not unusual to have stabbing pains around the belly button one week after tummy tuck surgery. Deep sutures are often placed in this area to tighten up the abdominal muscles. Movement and coughing can often aggrevate this pain in the first week or two after the tummy tuck. Usually, a post surgical abdominal binder will help through this period and the pains should subside in the next week or two. Be sure to check with your surgeon to make certain that the pain you are having is not due to an infection.
Stabbing pain after tummy tuck
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Thank you for the question.
Understanding that is not possible to give you specific/accurate advice without examining you, the pain you are describing is quite common 8 days after tummy tuck surgery.
Best to see a plastic surgeon for direct examination ( and probable reassurance).
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