Still Sore 5 Months After Tummy Tuck

I am still sore, feels like bruising 5 months post op from a tummy tuck. Is this normal?

Doctor Answers 1

Persistent Pain 5 months after a tummy tuck and liposuction

It seems somewhat unusual that you have prolonged pain 5 months after a tummy tuck. You may need muscle re-education and training if a large separation was repaired. Or you have tenderness and recovering nerve function if agressive liposcution was performed. A physical therapist and specifically a Pilates style of core strengthening may be beneficial as well as massage, scar mobilization and desensitization therapy in the liposuction treated areas.

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