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Uncomfortable Tightness in Abdomen After FTT
- posted 3 years ago
- updated 3 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $8,000
- Atlanta, GA
I had a tummy tuck in Aug 2006 to get rid of...
- 9 Aug 2009
I had a tummy tuck in Aug 2006 to get rid of excess skin. I am mostly pleased with the way it looks but can't stand the way it feels. I think I may have caused some of my issues. I misunderstood one of the nurse's instructions to "roll the heck out of my stomach". I thought by "heck" she meant intensity, but later found out she meant frequency. So I rolled my tummy like I was trying to get bubbles out of wallpaper for about 6 - 8 weeks.
I am numb in the midsection from ribs to belly button. I have mostly gotten used to this. I have that phantom itch that occurs periodically... I feel an itch in the numb area but get no relief from rubbing or scratching it as I can't really feel it. Whenever I move, it feels like a too-tight rubber-band.. pinches, pulls. It's not painful, but it is so aggravating and distracting. It feels like I have been punched in the stomach or recently done ab exercises. Around my belly-button there is often, but not always, a tender area. There is rarely a day that goes by that I don't "obsess" about it wishing with mixed emotions that I hadn't done this. I hate to move because it is a constant reminder of the con.
I'm thinking I may have damaged my nerves, or inhibited the healing and caused major scar tissue.
My Doctor: name not provided
I really like my Dr and his staff and will be discussing this with him in Sept.