Pain and swelling 6-weeks post tummy tuck

I am six weeks post tummy tuck and breast augmentation. I have had a discomforting pain in my upper right abdomen area since my tummy tuck. It hurts when I cough, sneeze or even stand and walk. When I went in for my four week check up (was feeling better) with my PS he said I could start running slowly (I’m a long time runner) but when I tried it’s still really hurts in the abdomen area - So I have stuck to the elliptical. Since then I feel like the pain has gotten worse and I have a slight swelling above my belly button. Is this normal? Did I injure something or make it worse? I’m really concerned.

It is possible that you are being too aggressive in starting your exercise routine. 4 weeks is a little early to start with anything more than walking. I would recommend you see your plastic surgeon and discuss your concerns. It may be best to give your body another month of healing before advancing your routine.

Steven Svehlak, MD
Steven Svehlak, MD
9201 Sunset BlvdWest HollywoodCA90069US

Steven Svehlak, MD

9201 Sunset Blvd, #805, West Hollywood, CA,
UNITED STATES, 90069