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Tummy Tuck Constipation Can I Pull Internal Sutures

I know this sounds silly. I am super constipated from my pain killers. I am 5 days out and just stopped taking them. I am taking colace twice a day... READ MORE

How Will Internal Scars Affect Tummy Tuck?

When I had my c-section 6 years ago and went to have my staples removed, they discovered hematomas behind the staples. My wound needed to be... READ MORE

Worried About Tummy Tuck Internal Corset Stitching Sutures?

Hello, I experienced what's called spitting stitches with my breast lift and even had a small infection on one spot. My question is regarding the... READ MORE

Internal Bleed After Full TT, Lipo, MR. 2 Wks PO and Still Super Hard, Swollen. Normal? (photo)

I am 5'5, 123lbs and a size 2. I had a full TT w/lipo, muscle repair 13 days ago. At my post op my PS said I had a bleed during surgery on my left... READ MORE

Could I Have Tore my Internal Sutures 8 Days After my Tummy Tuck?

I had to go have a scan at the ER to check for a blood clot 8 days after surgery. I told the radiologist I could not lay flat but he insisted I had to... READ MORE

How Long Can It Take for Internal Stitches from a Tummy Tuck to Dissolve?

I had surgery 7 months ago and some of the internal stitches are still there, just wondering if this is normal and how long it could potentially take... READ MORE

Does the Feeling of the Internal Stitches to the Muscle Repair Completely Subside?

I am asking this because I have read that women on real self had had tummy tucks and subsequently had trouble breathing deeply and they are blaming... READ MORE

Can I Still Play Full-contact Sports After a Tummy Tuck?

Can I get a tummy tuck and still play competitive full-contact sports with no pain or fear of damage? (Never had children, this procedure is to remove... READ MORE

How Strong Are the Internal Stitches?

I had a tummy tuck 2 weeks ago.I feel great and have had almost no pain. I do get sore and tight,I know that is to be expected. I guess the fact that... READ MORE

Is it Possible to do an Inner Zipper with Tummy Tuck?

Is it possible to do an internal "zipper" stiching with a tummy tuck? so that the pt doesnt have that feeling of the incision ripping open,... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck Internal Sutures?

I had a tummy tuck about 8 weeks ago, and I've been having some difficulties with my diet, so I started binging for a while (though I have only gained... READ MORE

Worried I Tore my Internal Sutures (4.5 Weeks Post-op)? (photo)

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... READ MORE

Should Metal Clamps Be Left Inside After a Tummy Tuck Surgery? (photo)

My doctor explained that I have about ten metal clamps left inside. These clamps are used on veins during surgery. Why was this necessary? I developed... READ MORE

I Think my Internal Sutures Are Slowly Coming Out?

I had a 360 tummy tuck done about 7 weeks ago. About 2 weeks ago, I noticed a stitch was poking out of my side... it was pulling on my clothe, so I... READ MORE

How do I stop swelling from the sutures in an internal TT? Is this bad?

I had a full tummy tuck with muscle repair like 3 inch obove my belly button I have inflammation sutures they feel uncomfortable and I have... READ MORE

How painful are internal stitches?

I'm five weeks post op and have a small sharp object under the skin near my incisions. Surgeon said it's internal stitches that she can remove in a... READ MORE

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