Pain after panniculectomy
Without an examination obviously it's more difficult to be definitive. In my experience, patients have a spectrum of post-operative discomfort after panniculectomy. While you didn't have any "muscle work" done as part of a simple panniculectomy, the discomfort can be surprising and last longer for some people. You've had two procedures in the same areas back to back so I wouldn't be surprised if you were more sensitive and tender than anticipated. That being said, it is certainly worth consulting your surgeon. There is a lot of scarring and healing that happen in the first 3 months after the surgery and then a process of maturation of the scar tissue so I would go straight to worrying at this point assuming you've recently had an exam by your surgeon. If you haven't I'd get in to see them. Hope that helps.