11 months Post Op Mommy Makeover - Constant Hip and Lower Back Pain? (Photo)
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Hip and Lower Back Pain at 11 Months Post-Op
HEALING AFTER SURGERy
1. pain is variable
2. it takes 2-3 months for implants to settle and muscles to relax
3. celebrex, motrin, and muscle relaxers can help
4. massage and stretching may help
5. everyone heals differently
6. 4-7 days off from work is common
HEALING OF SENSORY NERVES: Tingling, burning or shooting pains, which will disappear with time and should not alarm you, indicate regeneration of the sensory nerves. If these sensations cause pain, repeated, local self-massage helps.
FOLLOW-UP EXAMS: These are generally done in 1 week, 2 to 3 weeks, 3 to 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months to 1 year, and 1-2 year intervals. In our office we include all of your follow up appointments in the initial surgical fee.
If you are still feeling pain it would be best to visit your surgeon and have the areas of concern examined in order to make sure that healing has progressed well or decide if something needs to be done about it. Good luck.
Mommy Makeover /Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/Tummy Tuck/Liposuction/BBL
I appreciate your question.
I would recommend that you contact your surgeon so he/she can evaluate you and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan at this time.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Pain after Mommy Makeover
I'm sorry you are so uncomfortable. This degree of soreness is not typical this far out from surgery. I would contact your surgeon for an appointment.. An in person evaluation should be done to help discover the reason behind your discomfort. Best wishes.
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Thank you for asking about your back pain after your mommy make-over.
- Every person is different but low back muscle pain is not common this long after surgery.
- I suggest you do two things -
- Contact your surgeon to see if you can be seen sooner.
- And see your regular doctor for assessment and referral, e.g. to physical therapy.
- You may have another condition causing the back pain.
- But if it is muscle spasm, stretching the muscles is essential and should be professionally guided when it is this severe.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Pain after tummy tuck
Thank you very much for your question. I'm sorry to hear that you are in pain. The pain you are describing is not very common one year after tummy tuck. I recommend to get an evaluation by your primary doctor as well as your plastic surgeon to investigate the source of your pain. You may consider a pain specialist as well. Hope you get better soon.
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Thanks for your inquiry, I would say it is not normal to have significant pain a year after surgery. Some of your pain may not be related to the tummy tuck, best to see your surgeon and your primary care doctor to discuss and best of luck.
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