Are muscle spasms common after tummy tucks?
How Long Does It Take for Muscles to Heal After a Mini Tummy Tuck?
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Muscle Healing After a Mini Tummy Tuck
Many patients think that the recovery is longer when the muscle is repaired in a mini tummy tuck but if a rapid recovery, NO Drain protocol is used, the recovery from a mini tummy tuck or a full tummy tuck is usually about the same, 24 to 36 hours.
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Allow 6 to 8 Weeks for Muscles to Heal Following Mini Tummy Tuck
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Mini tummy tuck and muscle pain
Everyone is different, but most of my patients that have a diastasis repair usually feeel much better after a week and then almost back to normal in two weeks in terms of pain.
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Muscle healing after a tummy tuck
The standard answer for your question is six weeks. It takes that amount of time for the muscles to heal adequately so that you are no longer relying on the sutures to hold them in place. Any strenuous exercise or heavy lifting prior to six weeks risks tearing out the muscle stitches causing bleeding and bulging. Muscle spasms are not unusual after a tummy tuck but are normally short-lived. If they are a problem, talk to your surgeon about a trial of muscle relaxants.
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