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Tummy Tuck

Why Do Things Feel Tight after a Tummy Tuck?

During the first few weeks of tummy tuck recovery, it’s normal to experience sensations such as tightness, tingling or mild discomfort. However, know that these side effects are only temporary and should continue to improve as your body heals. 

In the meantime, it can be reassuring to understand what’s causing feelings of tightness after a tummy tuck and what you can do to help speed up your recovery.

What Causes Tightness after a Tummy Tuck?

During your tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Mariotti will create an incision across the lower portion of your abdomen so that excess skin can be removed and tightened.