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Question about "Hunched Over" comments following Tummy Tuck


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I've read several comments about people having back pain from having to be hunched over or unable to stand up straight following their tummy tucks, abdominoplasty, or panniculectomy.  I am curious if this is simply because it is uncomfortable to do so, or if this is a post-op requirement that you do not do so while the incisions are healing. 

Of course, I know that my surgeon will provide the instructions that I will need to follow, but I have read those comments enough times, that I am very curious.  Thanks in advance for any responses.

-Mike-

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When they remove the excess skin and stretch the edges together to create the incision, to stretch it to where it will look good when all healed actually creates quite a lot of tension on the incision when standing or lying straight.  Tension=pain and the potential for separation of the incision in the extreme.  Gradually as the incision heals you are able to stand straighter, probably by 2 weeks I'd say I was standing straight.

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8 hours ago, msmarymac said:

When they remove the excess skin and stretch the edges together to create the incision, to stretch it to where it will look good when all healed actually creates quite a lot of tension on the incision when standing or lying straight.  Tension=pain and the potential for separation of the incision in the extreme.  Gradually as the incision heals you are able to stand straighter, probably by 2 weeks I'd say I was standing straight.

Thank you.  I was guessing that was the case, but was hoping someone would confirm.  So, no jumping-jacks for a while.  Ha Ha!  Hey wait... "Jumping"... When I am healed up I will be able to jump without all this skin flapping!  I had not thought about that.  Not that I do a "lot" of jumping, but I might have to put on that House of Pain song and "Jump Around" in a few months just to celebrate! :D

-Mike-

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I had a least one week where I was supposed to not stand straight (that was difficult as it's ingrained) but you're not really "hunched" over so it's ok.  I am very happy with how my tuck turned out.  Week 2 is better as is every week thereafter.

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