How Hard is It to Pop a Suture After Tummy Tuck?
- Asked by tisha in bay saint louis, ms
- 3 years ago
how hard is it to pop an abdominal muscle stitich after surgery? I am a week post op - can you stretch out muscle from lifting?
Pop a suture after tummy tuck
Moderately easy, but it depends upon many factors to answer this concern adequately. Seek opinion from the surgeon who preformed the tummy tuck.
From MIAMI DR. B
Injury following Tummy Tuck
Although it is conceivable to disrupt a stich following an abdominoplasty, most repairs are layered with imbricated closures, affording a strong repair of the diastasis. Having said that, we recommend our patients from refraining from any heavy lifting for a period of no less than 8 weeks in order to ensure that adequate time is given for healing. Post-procedural protocols will vary from surgeon to surgeon.
Popping a Muscle Repair Stitch after Tummy Tuck
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