Breathing Problems + Tummy Tuck Q&A

Ask a doctor

Narrow 53 questions by:

Sort by:
  • Most visited
  • Recent
  • Answers

Why Do I Have an Issue W/breathing After Tummy Tuck?

I am 6 wks post op from a full tt w/muscle repair all the way up to the rib cage. I developed Atelacstsis of the lungs and was put on Levaquin to help... READ MORE

How Can I Prevent Getting Short of Breath After Tummy Tuck?

I have read about people getting short of breath after having a tummy tuck. I am having one on April 7th and is there anything I can do to prevent... READ MORE

Does the Feeling of the Internal Stitches to the Muscle Repair Completely Subside?

I am asking this because I have read that women on real self had had tummy tucks and subsequently had trouble breathing deeply and they are blaming... READ MORE

Can a Tummy Tuck Be Undone? Have Been Having Shortness Of Breath For 6 Months Since Surgery.

I had my tummy tuck June 18th 2011. The second day of the surgery i started to fill shortness of breath and tightness of the throat. Dr. Told me to go... READ MORE

What Could Be Causing a Sharp Pain when Taking a Deep Breath After TT with Muscle Tightening?

I am 2 weeks post TT with muscle tightening.Three days ago I started having a sharp pain under my right rib when I take a deep breath, yawn or... READ MORE

Can you have a tummy tuck if you suffer from acid reflux issues?

I want to have a tummy tuck but recently I had an episode of acid reflux that has made me wonder. When I get these GERD attacks I have the sensation... READ MORE

How Do I Fix my Breathing Problems and Acid Reflux if TT is Too Tight?

Im 160lbs 5'5 32 years old. I had a tt 5 years ago with lipo. When I woke up from surgery, I couldn't take a deep breath, and I had acid reflux. I get... READ MORE

Can tummy tuck stitches be too tight?

I am 10 days post op from tt w/ lipo and am experiencing severe pulling and tugging below the bb. It's caused back spasms so I'm on meds now. I didn't... READ MORE

Fever, Slow Recovery from Tummy Tuck. Very Worried?

My wife is 1 week post-op from tummy tuck. She is still very weak and in a lot of pain. Her incision looks ok. Some redness around part of it. She has... READ MORE

I Am 6.5 Weeks Post Tummy Tuck and Have Very Large Hard Abdomen Lump, Difficult to Breathe, Is this Normal?

With this VERY large lump (basketball size) in my upper abdomen, I am having a LOT of difficulty breathing (can only take shallow breaths/feels like... READ MORE

Shortness of Breath 4 Months Post Tummy Tuck?

Im at 15 weeks post i had a bowel problem before this happened but now back to normal. now i have shortness of breath through out the day i dont know... READ MORE

I Had a Tummy Tuck 22 Days Ago and I Am Experiencing This Difficulty Taking Deep Breaths, Is This Normal?

I am wooried I am going to stay like this. I went to a very experience dr. Who I really investigated bfore going. I had tt 22 days ago and I cannot... READ MORE

When getting a tummy tuck "undone", how big is a typical incision, and can the procedure be done without an incision?

My tummy tuck makes it hard to breath and I have muscular pain in my chest and lung area with tenderness (no heart or lung issues otherwise) and after... READ MORE

10 year post op of Tummy Tuck, I have problem breathing and have gas like never before. Is this normal?

10year tummy tuck...I feel my breathing is like disscibed early I cant sing to sentence of a song ...I feel so tight and breathless. this normal READ MORE

Can a tummy tuck muscle repair be too tight? What are the indicators that the muscle has been overcorrected.

Am concerned about a tummy tuck which has left it difficult to breathe freely and deeply. Is this something that is normal for this procedure and if... READ MORE

Can I have my tummy tuck undone? It's been 4 years since my surgery and I still have issues breathing and am pulled very tight.

What does a tummy tuck "undoing" entail, and will it be as invasive as the actual tummy tuck? Can the sutures be taken out through your belly button,... READ MORE

Why Am I Out of Breath When I Walk or Do Anything?

Had a Tummy Tuck 2 Yr This June. out of Breath when I Walk or Do Anything, Just Sitting Don't Bother Me. Had a chest xray that look good, had ct scan... READ MORE

Gained weight since my Tummy Tuck I have HORRIBLE shortness of breath. I was happy w/ tummy tuck until TT was 7-2013. (photo)

I have ruled out with my Cardio, Pulmonary and Nero doctors anything heart, sleep or pulmonary related. I can not walk, exercise or carry on a long... READ MORE

Uncomfortable and Altered Breast 1 Month Post TT

Hello, I had a tummy tuck on 7/29 with muscle repair and since my breathing has become altered uncomfortable. I'm concerned any input is much... READ MORE

Scoliosis Patient with Slight Breathing Difficulty and Abdominal Pressure?

I have a distended belly due to scoliosis and 2 pregancies. I wear a girdle to hold in my belly. This creates an abdominal pressure that is... READ MORE

No matching results