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Is it normal to have a lot of gas after a tummy tuck

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Chen
Dr. Alan Chen answered
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
No: A tummy tuck without complications has no effect on one's bowel function.

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Wait until older: Before resorting to surgery, see if exercises will achieve a similar result, particularly at your age. As you get older, exercise may not be as effect ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
Yes: It's normal to retain water after any surgery. The volume depends on magnitude of surgery. The more extensive the surgery, more fluid the body will ho ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on size, consistently, mobility, duration and location. Please provide more details.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Berry
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Seroma: You probably have a seroma. That is a collection of fluid between your skin and abdominal wall. Your plastic surgeon should evaluate it. A sonogram ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Most likely your doctor is correct in that you are experiencing normal post-op symptoms.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends when op done: Within the first week or so after surgery when incisions are not yet durable, excessive activity or stretching could open up a minute portion of your ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Do you mean: Under the skin? Please describe what you mean by bubbles.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Pouch: Please discuss this with the doctor who did the liposuction.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many types of repair: There are many types of repair with most running vertically up the midline. Liposuction may be performed in the sides and may be the cause of your pai ... Read More

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