Abdominal Tightness and Swelling Years After Tummy Tuck

I had a tummy tuck 2 1/2 years ago and I still have tightness and my stomach becomes very swollen if I exercise my core too long or over exert in any way. What could be the cause?

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Tightness in the tummy 2.5 years after tummy tuck

It is possible your muscles were tightened too much or that you may have gained weight within the abdomen putting pressure on the repair.  I'd suggest some physical therapy plus weight loss to relieve this.

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