I had a full TT with lipo on waist and ab reconstruction, I returned to work after 2 weeks. Everything was going well except for swelling. I am wearing my compression garment during the day as prescribed. I am not taking any meds for pain. When I sleep on my side my incision hurts on either side to were the pain wakes me up and i have to switch positions or sleep on my back. I am not seeing my surgeon for another 3 weeks or so. Any idea why this is happening and is it normal? Thank you
It Hurts to Sleep on my Side After 5 Weeks After TT and Lipo?
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Doctor Answers 2
Pain after Tummy Tuck
I would share your concerns with your plastic surgeon. I would ensure that your compression garment is tight enough.
A loose garment offers little support and can cause worsened pain. I would also ask about scar treatment, as any scar thickening or irritation can cause increased pain.
I wish you a safe and healthy recovery!!
Post Op Pain following Tummy Tuck and Liposuction
Although it is not unusual to experience pain or discomfort for several weeks following a tummy tuck and liposuction, if you are having discomfort which is awakening you from sleep you should check with your surgeon. Call him/her and see if they would like to see you sooner than your scheduled appointment. Best wishes.
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