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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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