Hello! I am almost 5 weeks PO from a Full Tummy Tuck w/ Muscle Repair and I was instructed by my doctor to massage my scar as I had some hard spots of fat nacrosis near my pubic line. Last night I was massaging the scar and next thing you know I hear a LOUD pop in the area about my pubic bone. It almost sounded like I was popping buble wrap. There was no pain. I looked and saw nothing that looks different. Do you think it was an internal stich or that I messed up my TT? Thx so much!!!
1 Month Post Op - Massaging FTT/MR Scar and Heard a LOUD Pop
Doctor Answers 1
Popping sound with scar massage
5 weeks out and you are massaging the scar and you hear a POP. One POP and no residual pain or deformity. You messed up nothing. It was, as you said, probably a stitch that popped. It's not the first time that that has happened. There are probably a hundred stitches in there. One is usually inconsequential.
All the best,
Talmage J. Raine MD FACS
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