At 2weeks post op I went out to a shopping mall with a friend. I was in a wheel chair which she pushed for the majority of the time. I occasionally turned it and wheeled myself a few feet. I'm starting to panic that I may have undone my ab muscle repair. I haven't noticed any change in appearance but am really worried.
Could I Have Damaged Muscle Repair & Tummy Tuck By Pushing Wheelchair Wheels?
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Doctor Answers 1
Damage to Muscle Repair after Tummy Tuck?
Thank you for the question.
Based on the description of events, I think it would be extremely unlikely that there has been any harm done to the abdominal wall muscle plication done during your tummy tuck surgery. Generally, this repair is a solid repair ( often two layered). It would take significant force to break sutures; if this were to occur you would likely experience some symptoms (such as pain, hearing a “pop”, muscle spasm, swelling etc.).
For real reassurance it will be best to visit with your plastic surgeon.
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