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

A 24-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.
Dr. Robert Alexander
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
NO: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are performed outside the abdominal muscle wall and should not impact the intra-abdominal structures. If this is a big prob ... Read More
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
Yes: Can happen. Stay in close touch with your surgeon until resolved.

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
37 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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Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
At least one: Year. It is a good operation for certain conditions, but not for others. It is best to get opinion from plastic surgeon. It will not treat obesity.
Dr. Gregory Buford
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
It depends: I perform a significant number of tummy tucks (witch hazel) each year for my young mothers and feel that this is a great procedure when done by a qual ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
24 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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Dr. Thomas Fiala
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: There's commonly swelling in the lower portion of the tummy after this procedure, especially if liposuction was performed simultaneously. This can pe ... Read More
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Very common~3 weeks: His is a common problem becoming worse for the first 48-72 hours following surgery and beginning to improve by 7-10 days and 85% resolved by 3 weeks.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
31 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on size, consistently, mobility, duration and location. Please provide more details.
A 33-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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Most likely your doctor is correct in that you are experiencing normal post-op symptoms.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
41 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Do you mean: Under the skin? Please describe what you mean by bubbles.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pouch: Please discuss this with the doctor who did the liposuction.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 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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