Why can't I stand up straight?

I still can't stand up straight after 3 weeks post tummy tuck…I had a sernoma?? drained twice and now where it got drained is now hard like a muscle and super tight - it feels like my skins going to pull apart if I stand up straight…..help me!

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Can't Stand Straight after Tummy Tuck

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There are some women who have difficulty standing completely straight after tummy tuck 3 or 4 weeks after surgery even without a seroma.  So the seroma and the drainage might have nothing to do with this.  However it might be that scar tissue that remains because of the seroma might be making things worse.  It is not possible to be definitive without an examination.  Either way though, things should improve (slowly) over time.  See your surgeon for a more precise answer.

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