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Tightness and Difficulty Standing Up Post-Tummy Tuck
I had an abdominoplasty and umbilical hernia repair 2 1/2 weeks ago (to repair the recti diastisis and umbilical hernia after having my twins four years ago), and I am getting really concerned that after a little more than two weeks, I still can't stand up straight. The tightness is still so intense, that I am still flexed at the hips slightly. My background is in fitness and dance, and I expected to bounce back more quickly because of my fitness level, however this has been much tougher than I expected. Is it normal at this point to still not be able to stand up fully straight, and feel such intense tightness at the incision site?
When to stand straight after a tummy tuck
Don't be alarmed, this is not unusual after an abdominoplasty
Fit patients often have the toughest tummy tuck recovery
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It's not unusual to still feel tightness, but you should straighten up by this point.
You should get better day by day.
Tight feeling after tummy tuck is common
Not unusual after tummy tuck
It may take several weeks for the tension felt after a tummy tuck to abate.
Difficulty standing up straight after tummy tuck
Stay calm and work toward standing straight soon
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