its been 3 1/2 years since my c-section and i have a painful 1.5cm nodule withing the right anterior pelvic wall deep in the subcutaneous fat overlying the lower right abdominis fascia along the cesarean section incision line.
Will a Tummy Tuck Help Me?
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Benefit of a tummy tuck
I don't know that anyone can say based on your information provided. The little bit you have shared...it is possible that you have a tethered scar. I have had success in releasing these scars and resolving pain. But....it is very situation dependant. I would discuss this with the obstetrician that did the surgery or your family doctor. A scan may be warranted. If in fact it is a tethered scar you could have it released on its own or in conjunction with a tummy tuck (if you need that from a cosmetic perspective). Your obstetrician could do the scar release or a plastic surgeon could do either.
Problems after a C-section
are considered medical issues and if you have insurance, would allow you to see your obstetrician or general surgeon about this. If you wanted a cosmetic tummy tuck, your surgeon could always focus on resolving whatever that bump is, realizing that it could be outside your surgeon's expertise. An exam is mandatory to speculate further. See a local doctor about your concerns.
Painful C-Section Nodule
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Tummy tuck after c-section
From your description, the nodule may be a scar tissue from a suture. This alone does not warrant tummy tuck. However, if you have excess skin, fat, and/or diastasis (muscle separation), you may be a good candidate for tummy tuck. Tummy tuck is a great procedure to get a good abdominal contour. You should visit with a board-cerified plastic surgeon who can determine your candidacy for tummy tuck. Best wishes!
Abdominal wall mass
If you have a painful nodule after your c section you will need to make sure that this is not a hernia. You should be evaluated by a general surgeon. An abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure and would not be done for pain relief.
Dear Pauline 123, Without photos it is impossible for us to give you advice regarding a tummy tuck. It sounds like you may have scar tissue from your previous surgery and this can usually be taken care of with an outpatient, local anesthetic surgery. Good luck.
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