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Long hard lumps after tummy tuck, what are they?

Q:

I had a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation: I'm 3 weeks out and still in a lot of pain. Is this normal? I have large hard horizontal lumps on both of my sides with what looks like a bit of wrinkling. They are very painful, will they go away? Do I rub them? What are they?

A:

Julie,

You really need to address these questions & concerns to the surgeon who did your surgery. They know what was done/ performed & should be able to advise you about your present state/ condition. Perhaps a quick follow up visit is in order??

 Best,

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

A:

Pain and discomfort for the surgery that you had is very common.  The lumps are difficult to say for example it could be the compression garments, ect.  Your PS can answer these question very easily.  Tummy tucks is one of the most painful procedures. Good luck.

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