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Have I Compromised my Muscle Repair?
I am 5 weeks post-Tummy Tuck with muscle repair. I have been doing very well but when having a normal bowel movement the other day I heard what sounded like a stitch pop in the area above my belly button, I also heard this again when I sneezed the next day. Have I compromised my muscle or could this be other dissolvable stitches? I have done nothing to strenuous to jeopardise my Tummy Tuck results, yet it still feels tight inder the skin at this point.
"Popping" Sounds Alone are Usually OK
A stitch goes pop: Muscle repair with tummy tuck
A few popping stitches are OK after tummy tuck
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You've not likely hurt anything
Let your surgeon know that you have experienced a problem or have a concern
Tummy tuck and stitch popping
It is very unlikely that the muscle repair 5 weeks after an abdominoplasty could be compromised.
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