Had Mini Tt (Muscle Repair) with Lipo 2 Weeks Ago and Still Numb Throughout the Whole Abdomen -- is This Normal?

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Is Numbness throughout Abdomen Normal?

It is perfectly normal to have numbness and tingling after a tummy tuck which is expected to slowly have sensation return to normal after many months and even years following your surgery. Although uncommon, permanent numbness and tingling can occur after tummy tuck surgery, especially in the lower mid line area between the scar and belly button. In most cases there is some sensation present, just not the normal pre-surgical amount. Please speak with your plastic surgeon about your concerns.
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Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Numbness after tummy tuck

Numbness usually takes somewhere between three to eight months to subside. Be careful when applying heat to numb areas, as even the minimal heat of a hot water bottle may damage or burn the skin if not carefully used. 

Minitummy Tuck and Liposuction after 2 Weeks with Numbness

       Numbness 2 weeks after minitummy tuck and liposuction is not unusual.  This may take months to improve.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Numbness after tummy tuck

Yes this is normal. Liposuction of the upper area may have been the cause of upper numbness even though a mini tummy tuck was performed. Usually sensation returns in one year or less.

Gregory T. Lynam, MD
Richmond Plastic Surgeon
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Had Mini Tt (Muscle Repair) with Lipo 2 Weeks Ago and Still Numb Throughout the Whole Abdomen -- is This Normal?

It is hard to tell from your note what was actually done-- if nothing was done above the navel I would not be able to explain the numbness in the upper abdomen. If the muscle repair involved the upper abdomen as well, it is a normal and expected finding. Over the course of a year, much of the feeling will be restored. 

It is best to discuss such post op issues with your surgeon. All the best. 

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