Is it possible for the muscle repair in a tummy tuck to be done too tight and cause long term (1year post op) discomfort? If so is there any way to help the muscles not feel so tight that it causes discomfort and/or will this discomfort diminish with time? Also can it cause other health issues if the muscle repair is done too tightly? I am 1 year post op from my abdominoplasty and still have discomfort on a daily basis. It feels like my muscles are too tight. I have feelings of tightness and it is definitely worse with movement. Movement makes them feel like they are” hardening” or “balling up”.
No I haven’t encountered that problem.
The repair is only to a small segment in the midline. The rest of the abdominal wall remains untouched and has a lot of give.
It’s possible your symptoms are related to something within the abdomen.
I’ve never seen a muscle wall repair that caused problems in the long-term. If anything they are more prone to stretch up than remain too tight.
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