Swollen, Tight, and Sore After Tummy Tuck

I had full abdominoplasty 10 weeks ago. My weight has always been 108-112lbs (have had 3 children). But I feel I still have abd swelling, if I dont hold my abd muscles tight and let them relax, my stomach sticks out (from pubic bone to ribcage). Also my abd muscles get very sore and tight with any activity.

Doctor Answers 1

Fullness after abdominoplasty

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Feeling tight after a tummy tuck is common.  Swelling of the magnitude to look the same as you did before is not common.  Did you have a correction of your diastasis ( spreading of the rectus muscles) ?  Consult with your board certified plastic surgeon.

All the best,

Talmage J. Raine MD FACS

Chicago Plastic Surgeon

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