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Is it normal to have a lot of gas after a tummy tuck?
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possible
After a tummy tuck the abdominal muscles are tighter. This causes you to feel bloated or full much faster. Your body will get used to this rather quick.
Antibiotics and pain medications may also be causing this. Take some yogurt with active lactobacillus for two weeks.

In brief: Possible
After a tummy tuck the abdominal muscles are tighter. This causes you to feel bloated or full much faster. Your body will get used to this rather quick.
Antibiotics and pain medications may also be causing this. Take some yogurt with active lactobacillus for two weeks.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Otto Placik
excellent succinct summary
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Bloating and gas
It is extremely common to have bloating and gas after a tummy tuck as well as post prandial early satiety (sensations of fullness after small meals).
Antibiotics may alter your intestinal contents and narcotic pain relievers may slow intestinal motility resulting in altered bowel habits as well. Probiotic supplements, stool softeners and laxitives may help.

In brief: Bloating and gas
It is extremely common to have bloating and gas after a tummy tuck as well as post prandial early satiety (sensations of fullness after small meals).
Antibiotics may alter your intestinal contents and narcotic pain relievers may slow intestinal motility resulting in altered bowel habits as well. Probiotic supplements, stool softeners and laxitives may help.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: Yes
Can happen. Stay in close touch with your surgeon until resolved.

In brief: Yes
Can happen. Stay in close touch with your surgeon until resolved.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: 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 problem i suggest you see your surgeon to have his listen to your tummy and check your surgical sites.

In brief: 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 problem i suggest you see your surgeon to have his listen to your tummy and check your surgical sites.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Alan Chen
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: No
A tummy tuck without complications has no effect on one's bowel function.

In brief: No
A tummy tuck without complications has no effect on one's bowel function.
Dr. Alan Chen
Dr. Alan Chen
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