How long after a tummy tuck until you can stand straight and back pain subsides?
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Standing Straight After Tummy Tuck
Standing up after abdominoplasty
Back Pain After Tummy Tuck
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It is completely normal to feel swollen and sore as you just had surgery. It is important
to follow your surgeon’s instructions. You will be able to slowly get back to normal but do not
lift anything heavy, minimize bending over and listen to your body as you heal. Hope this helps
and best of luck!
Most patients experience tightness and difficulty standing following abdominoplasty surgery. This typically lasts for about a week, but in some cases, can last longer. Initially, patients are encouraged to walk in a slightly flexed position to keep tension off the wound closure. This also makes the immediate post-operative period more comfortable. With the passage of time, patients are allowed to gradually resume an erect position and resume light activities. Strenuous activities and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least six weeks.
Tightness occurs because of the skin closure, and the plication of the underlying abdominal muscles. The degree of the tightness that results varies from patient to patient. It depends upon how aggressively the surgeon has tightened both the skin and underlying muscles. When more significant skin resections are performed, ambulation in a flexed position will be necessary for longer periods of time.
I suspect that your current symptoms are probably normal. They are probably related to aggressive tightening of both your muscles and skin. It’s important that you communicate with your surgeon. Be patient, you may ultimately be very happy with your result.
Shortness of breath after in abdominoplasty should be reported to your surgeon.
Bending and back pain after tummy tuck
Mommy makeover recovery
Pain, pulling, and tugging along the incision quite common after tummy tuck surgery. The discomfort can get worse a few weeks after surgery as some of the nerves start to wake up and work again. Pain can also increase because at three weeks out patients start to get more active once again.
Sometimes the pain is caused by tugging of a stitch that will eventually dissolve, sometimes it can be caused by scar tissue. Generally these aches and pains and zings will come and go for a few months after surgery, but usually they resolve.
You may feel more comfortable if you speak to your plastic surgeon directly. He or she should be the one to recommend medication to you.
Tummy tuck recovery
- your lungs checked. You should not be short of breath,
- the compression garment checked - it can restrict breathing,
- him/her show you stretching exercises for your back
- and check the tightness of the muscle repair.
- a tummy tuck can be too tight - it is rare. Best wishes.
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