I had a tummy tuck in 2014. Sometimes I feel pinching linea Alba

I had a tummy tuck in 2014. Sometimes I feel pinching along my linea Alba and belly button. Not very painful but annoying. Feels like mild electrical impulses, as if I got shockedor stung. It usally happens while running or sitting for long periods of time. Waist Training helps but sometimes i still feel the sting.

Doctor Answers 3

Tingling nerve sensation after TT

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Nerve tingling, etc. following TT is normal and can last upto 3 years and is usually an indication of nerves growing back into the soft tissues. I would recommend messaging the areas to desensitize them.

Pinching sensation after a tummy tuck

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Thank you for the question. It is rather difficult to fully assess your situation without in-person exam. It is not uncommon to experience a pinching sensation resembling electric impulses after a tummy tuck as your sensory nerves regenerate following the surgery. It may take from 6 up to 12 months for your nerves to regenerate and swelling to subside. If post-operative discomfort persists one year after surgery, however, it is important that you alert your plastic surgeon to your concerns.

 An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon would be the best way to assess your needs and obtain a reliable medical advice. Best of luck! Dr. Michael Omidi.

Pinching area in abdomen post tummy tuck.

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These sensations likely come from the tightening of your rectus abdominus muscle that was done during the tummy tuck. Although, still having these sensations two years after the surgery is a little unusual, it is not unheard of.

These sensations will most likely improve with more time. It would be a good idea for you to see your treating plastic surgeon just to ensure nothing is awry, but I suspect she/he will find nothing amiss.

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