Broken Tummy Tuck Sutures After a Year?

Now a year and a half post op from Tummy Tuck, I had sudden burning and numbness where the muscle sutures were (I think it came unstitched). I now have a loose feeling and back pain. When I sleep, I feel I need to support my stomach. This was sudden and not at all how I felt for almost two years. It is how I felt before the surgery. Why did this happen and what can I do about it?

Doctor Answers 2

Loose abdomen 2 years after tummy tuck

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It is possible that you compromised the rectus diastasis muscle repair.

In some instances this can be repaired using limited incisions if the remaining components of the tummy tuck are satisfactory.

Seek a consultation with a surgeon to discuss your options.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Possible, but not likely. See your surgeon.

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In almost fifteen years practicing plastic surgery, I have not yet seen a patient for whom I had performed a tummy tuck rupture her muscular repair. I have seen some stretch but not break.

Still this is possible, so you should see your surgeon to have the issue addressed.

John P. Di Saia, MD
Orange Plastic Surgeon

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