Are muscle spasms common after tummy tucks?
How Long Does It Take for Muscles to Heal After a Mini Tummy Tuck?
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Allow 6 to 8 Weeks for Muscles to Heal Following Mini Tummy Tuck
Mini tummy tuck and muscle pain
Everyone is different, but most of my patients that have a diastasis repair usually feeel much better after a week and then almost back to normal in two weeks in terms of pain.
Mini Tummy Tuck Healing?
Thank you for the question.
Muscle spasms are very common after tummy tuck surgery. The frequency of the muscle spasms decrease over time but may continue for the first few months after surgery. Sometimes muscle relaxants may be helpful for treatment.
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Muscle healing after a tummy tuck
The standard answer for your question is six weeks. It takes that amount of time for the muscles to heal adequately so that you are no longer relying on the sutures to hold them in place. Any strenuous exercise or heavy lifting prior to six weeks risks tearing out the muscle stitches causing bleeding and bulging. Muscle spasms are not unusual after a tummy tuck but are normally short-lived. If they are a problem, talk to your surgeon about a trial of muscle relaxants.