I had a Tummy tuck 12 days ago, pain around belly button normal? (photos)
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Belly Button Pain?
After a #tummytuck surgery, #swelling and #pain can persist for several months and will gradually improve and will look better at three months, six months, and even one year.
These twinges of pain are normal as feeling returns to the areas operated upon.
If you have concerns, please contact your #BoardCertified #PlasticSurgeon so you may be examined in person.
There is no reason to be concerned.
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The scars from the drains are usually so small and hidden so well that only a very few would know what to look for will be able to see them.
Give your plastic surgeon a call.
Belly button pain following tummy tuck
Thanks for the question! Aches and pains in various areas are entirely normal after a tummy tuck. Most of these are in the first couple of weeks but other weird pains or feelings can persist for several months in some cases. Most go away completely with time so it is too early to worry. Your plastic surgeon can reassure you regarding this on your postop visits.
There are always small scars at the drain sites but these are indeed small and usually not an issue.
Hope this helps!
Dr. Nicolas Hynes, MSc, MD, FRCS(C)
Lotus Cosmetic Surgery Centre + Medispa
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