Thank you for expressing your concern. Based on your photos I would anticipate that your tummy would be much flatter after a tummy tuck. The 'bulging' appearance is concerning and may represent a disruption of the muscle repair. Your plastic surgeon has examined you and feels that your repair has been compromised. In this case, correction is likely to involve a similar operation to the original tummy tuck in order to fix any bulging that remains.
A second opinion is always a reasonable option and can help resolve any doubt you may have.
Something seems not in order here. After a full abdominoplasty you should have a much flatter abdomen. I have seen 2 patients who were referred to me for evaluation of a torn stitch and relapse and both required surgical correction. See what your surgeon suggests. Get another opinion. The correction is a big deal here with a total take down and repair and about as much work as the initial abdominoplasty. Good Luck and My Best, Dr C
I am sorry to hear about your concerns after tummy tuck surgery. The protuberance of your abdominal wall is concerning. Given that your plastic surgeon has had the opportunity to examine you, I would have to go with his assessment. If you remain in doubt, in person 2nd opinion consultations, as opposed to online “consultation” will be necessary.
If, in the long term, it does become clear that abdominal wall laxity remains the “culprit” of the abdominal wall prominence, repeat abdominal wall plication (re suturing of the abdominal wall muscles that have spread) will be necessary.
Very hard to tell over the internet. Best to seek IN PERSON second opinions... I think your result is acceptable but a tighter look is what you are asking about...