Hard to breathe five years after Tummy Tuck. Suture removal soon.
- San Diego, CA
- 1 year ago
I am posting this to help anyone who is experience their issue. I had a tummy tuck five years ago. I complained about pain and poking from sutures for 3 and a half years, and my original plastic surgeon always said "it will feel better in time". It hasn't. I went to 12 different doctors looking for a new plastic surgeon, and found that not many were familiar or comfortable "undoing" a tummy tuck. I ache and feel like I can't take a full breath, ALL the time. I did a full work up with my PCP, and found nothing except scar tissue. After several consults, I will be having my non-dissolvable sutures removed with a new plastic surgeon. I am very active and found that each time I stretch, I'm tearing tiny holes in the fascia being held together by the non dissolvable sutures, especially above my xyphoid where the suture knot was tied. My revision surgery is in a month. I will report back once it is done. Feel free to send me an email and I will share the plastic surgeon's information/hospital. Wish me luck!