3 months post op, a week ago at yoga, I felt a ripping sensation during a small backbending motion (Cobra). The next day I began to swell. I saw my doc on Friday and he wasn't concerned. He said I possibly popped quilting stitches, but the midline plication was intact. I trust him, but I'm worried that I've permanently damaged something. My swelling was all but gone. If I did pop stitches or scar tissue, how long does it take to see swelling relief? Also, what is the likelihood that I'd need another operation?
Drainless Tummy Tuck ripping/swelling, did I pop stitches or scar tissue? How long does it take to see swelling relief?(photos)
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Post-Op Healing From Tummy Tuck
Swelling late after surgery
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You may have popped some sutures. Your surgeon would know based on their physical exam if the plication is still intact. If you did pop some sutures, it could stir up some new swelling that may takes weeks to resolve. Overall, at 3 months out, you still may have swelling from your original surgery. If you are happy with the result, you dont need more surgery.
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