Mid to Lower Back Pain After Float Tummy Tuck, Umbilical Hernia Repair and Breast Augmentation?

I'm two weeks out from these two surgeries (breast Aug & tummy tuck). I'm trying very hard to work on my posture & always wear the abdominal band (marina) and bra provided. However my mid to lower back hurts so badly after standing for 5 to 10 min that I must sit down. Are there recommendations for exercises, stretches, garments that would provide me with more support through this time? I am doing the breast exercises daily as required. Thanks!

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Back Pain After Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck in Melbourne, Florida

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Many patients do have pain in the back area after body contouring surgery simply due to a natural tendency to want to be hunched over and protective of the surgical site, which may be tender as you move around. Fortunately, this tends to resolve on its own with time as you become gradually more active. Keep in touch with your plastic surgeon on this.

Back pain after abdominoplasty can occur trying to protect the abdominal muscles.

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After repair of the anterior fascia in order to protect the abdominal wall the back muscles may be used excessively and lead to back pain.

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