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How long before I feel sensation and for my skin not to feel so tender?

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Tummy tuck tenderness

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  • Pain after a tummy tuck usually lasts 5-6 days,
  • Numbness is from swelling and will last months, and may not fully return until 6 months or longer,
  • Skin tenderness can be from irritated nerves or from a garment that is too tight. Best wishes.


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