I've been waking up with a nice flat tummy this entire time. I have not had much swelling or any real issues. I was advised at 4 weeks that I could discontinue use of my binder and I could resume regular routine (minus use of my core or really heavy lifting). I decided to give the floors and good "hand and knees" wash and woke up this morning with a severe pot belly. I have no pain but there is tenderness above my belly button and sneezing feels like it did in week 2.
Worried I Tore my Internal Sutures (4.5 Weeks Post-op)? (photo)
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Worried I Tore my Internal Sutures (4.5 Weeks Post-op)?
Thank you for your post. It is certainly possible that these sutures have torn. I would suggest follow up with your plastic surgeon for him to assess.
Pablo Prichard, MD
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