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Is Itching Expected After Tummy Tuck?

Hi, I am planning to get my tummy tuck done and doing lots of research on the same. I just came across posts about itching after tummy tuck. Many of them who have undergone TT have posted that they are having severe itching inside the abdomen. I never knew about this and after reading these posts am really afraid of getting the tummy tuck done. If itching persists to such an extent after tummy tuck then I really feel that I do not want to go for TT. Please advice should I go for TT or not?

Doctor Answers (3)

Itching it is normal in any healing process

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itching  it is normal healing process, spetially in dark skined people, this is  caused by prostaglandines than produces in the prolipherative  wound healing phase normally should end up in a few couple of weeks

Itching after Tummy Tuck

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Itching after tummy tuck surgery is normal. This is caused by the healing process and shouldn't be a concern unless you experience redness or a rash on the skin surface. The itching usually subsides after a few weeks. Every patient is different; some experience it longer than others.

Leo Lapuerta, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Itching after tummy tuck

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While itching can occur in the post-op period of almost any surgery, I have not found severe or prolonged itching to occur in my patients after tummy surgery.  This is not a known or expected complication of this procedure.

Michael Leff, MD
Bellevue Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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