I had a tummy tuck and lifted my 2 year old daughter; did I do damage? (Photo)
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% week post-op Tummy Tuck
I doubt you did any lasting harm. I usually tell my patients to avoid straining for 6-8 weeks after surgery mainly to avoid bleeding. If you do not see any change in appearance such as swelling of bruising, then you are probably fine.
Restrictions after tummy tuck
At 5 weeks out, picking up your daughter should not have caused any major issues or damage. While it is recommended to restrict your activity for a minimum of 6 weeks, the burning sensation you felt was likely due to agitating your muscles which are still healing. Be sure to contact your doctor though if you notice any bruising, swelling, or pain to the touch in that area.
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