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

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Minitummy Tuck and Liposuction after 2 Weeks with Numbness

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

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Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Numbness after tummy tuck

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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.

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?

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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. 

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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