Had a Tummy tuck 1 week ago and wake up Stretching. Any suggestions?

I'm sleeping with 2 pillows under legs and under head. Apon waking up I start stretching but immediately stop once I remember to stop because I feel burning and remember I just had a tummy tuck. It's happen a few times but I immediately stop but feel weird in tummy after for a while. Wound looks fine.

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Had a Tummy tuck 1 week ago and wake up Stretching. Any suggestions?

Thank you for your question and congratulations on your surgery!  All is likely well as many patients have this accidentally happen to them after a tummy tuck.  As long as your burning sensation improved and you haven't seen any significant changes to your stomach appearance you should be safe.  Hope this helps.


Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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1 week post op, some advices:

Thank you very much for sharing your concerns with us.
At this point (1 week post-po) the swelling is normal.
To reduce it, I recommend you perform daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the abdomen and wear a postoperative girdle from thigh to the breasts.
Kind regards,
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-

Emmanuel Mallol Cotes, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Had a Tummy tuck 1 week ago and wake up Stretching. Any suggestions?

YES STOP the stretching! Best to see your chosen operative surgeon in a follow up examination TODAY.

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