Phantom Belly?

I had my tummy tuck about 4 weeks ago, there are times in the last week that I feel like my tummy is still there like a limb that has been removed. I move my hand to lift it and it is flat. I assume that this will eventually go away and that I will not have this anymore? Does this last a few weeks or months, I will talk to my PS this week as well.

Doctor Answers 1

Numbness after TT

Numbness after tummy tuck is pretty much universal. Much, but not all, sensation returns gradually, typically over the course of a year. This is not a sign of anything gone wrong!

Best wishes for your recovery period.

Thanks for your question.

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