Q&A: HOW LONG DOES NUMBNESS TYPICALLY LAST AFTER TUMMY TUCK?

"How long does numbness typically last after tummy tuck?"

 

DR. POUSTI: Thank you for the question. When a tummy tuck operation is performed, the abdominal wall skin is separated from the underlying abdominal wall muscle. During this process, many sensory nerves are divided. Therefore, some degree of numbness is to be expected. This may persist for months to years. In some cases/locations, the loss of sensation may be permanent. Also, as patients become more active, they report abdominal wall swelling (this may increase during the day); this phenomenon is usually self limited and improves when the lymphatic and venous channels start to work normally. Again, it may take several months/years for this to occur.

I hope this, and the attached link (dedicated to tummy tuck concerns) helps.

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