Popping Sounds and Sensation in the Belly After Tummy Tuck?
- Asked by LVoeGucci in san jose ca
- 4 years ago
Popping sounds after tummy tuck
It may be that the dissolving sutures are breaking down. Otherwise, it is difficult to say what these popping sounds could be. If you are overly exerting yourself, it could also be that you are breaking down your muscle repair. Discuss your findings with your surgeon and find out how your muscle repair was performed
Popping sounds after Tummy Tuck
Another explanation for these "popping sounds" is shifting fluid. It is very common for fluid to accumulate in areas of the abdomen after a tummy tuck, even if a drain was used (and removed). These pockets of fluid are called seromas and often resolve on their own. Large seromas frequently need drainage. As you move about and flex your abdominal muscles, you could very well be forcing this fluid around various small pockets, causing an audible sound. A simple exam by your surgeon can determine if fluid is likely present.
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