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A 45-year-old member asked:

how much do tummy tucks (witch hazel) usually hurt?

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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Moderate pain: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are painful mainly because the abdominal muscles are repaired. Pain is usually well controlled with medications. Count on a 2 week period for recovery.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Some more thn others: It will vary on the extent of the procedure ( skin resection, areas of lipo, and the extent of the rectus diastasis). Pain meds and muscle relaxants will be commonly prescribed and used for the first two weeks. A pain pump may also help to diminish the clearly post-operative pain.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
TT pain: The pain pump adds additional fees in range of $800 to $1, 000. Most are controlled by PO meds.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Significant.: Tummy tuck surgery is associated with a significant amount of discomfort especially during the first few days after the procedure is performed. Most patients tolerate the discomfort well, especially with the help of pain medication, and/or pain pump. Patients considering tummy tuck surgery should not underestimate the length of recovery and the amount of postoperative help necessary.

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