I had a tummy tuck 18wks ago, no muscle repair doc said I didn't need it- about 1wk after I noticed a hard lump above my belly button, thought it was swelling & didn't think anything of it at my 1 month appt my doc said the same thing & not to worry about it - it would go away in a few weeks. At my 4mnth appt he said it is just the muscle & there is nothing he can do & i should just do sit ups, is that correct? how can i get rid of it? my belly looks abnormal the rest flat except for the lump.
Lump Above Belly Button After Tummy Tuck - No Lipo or No Muscle Repair
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Hard Lump above Belly Button in a "Muscle Repair Free" "Tummy Tuck"
Lump above umbilicus following tummy tuck with no muscle repair
Pictures, would be useful, to aid in a diagnosis. The physical examinaton is also important. The lump could be a diastasis recti or a resorbing hematoma or seroma.
Web reference: http://www.bodysculptor.com/tummy.html
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