I had a full tummy tuck in Feb 2010. On my 1 week ck up my upper abdomen was very distended, but I was having some constipation issues. Even after that has passed, my upper ab is sore and significantly bulged and hard. It has not gone down and I am one month post op. Today, we did an ultrasound and found that the suture is separated. I was told that I will need the surgery again. I have been doing some searching and was wondering if I can have endoscopic surgery to place a new suture?
Emotionally, I am not prepared to go through this again. Also, I am taken aback that I have to pay all the hospital fees again - is this common practice? This surprised me because when I initially spoke to my surgeon I was told that they would take care of any problems but that they had never had one. I am not prepared for another week in a full compression garment, etc., or another $3000-$4000.