Hello, and thank you in advance for your help. I started to regain sensation after an uneventful TT about nine weeks post op. at the same time, I feel a pain under the skin on my right side. What could this be? Will that pain be permanent?
Pain After TT Once Numbness Started to Subside?
Doctor Answers (4)
Pain post tummy tuck.
Pain a few months following a tummy tuck is common. However, most of these pains should calm down and go away over time. Antiinflammatories are very beneficial. If the pain is worsening, a clinical examination to localize the pain is called for.
Pain post tummy
This is probably due to soem sensory nerves in the skin on the right side.I would put ice and an antiinflammatory like motrin.that should handle it.I assume you are not having fever and chills.
Pain after tummy tuck...
It's probably just post-surgical swelling related and normal. Occasionally a dissolving stitch can cause some pain. More rarely a "neuroma" can form on the end of nerve and give some pain after surgery. For now, I wouldn't worry. Let your surgeon know about it and take some Motrin on days or times of day that it tends to act up.
Hope this helps,
Dr. Michael in Miami