Is it normal to feel tightness a month after my tummy tuck?

I expected that I would be sore, feel tightness, and be uncomfortable for a few weeks, but is a month post-op normal? I feel like I’m making really slow progress each day and I hoped that by now I would more limber. I might just be impatient, but I also want to make sure I’m not doing something wrong.


F, 38, New Jersey

Yes, it is still normal to feel tight after 1 month. Depending on how much tightening of your abdominal wall needed to be done, this could dictate how long you would feel sore and tight. Keep in close contact with your surgeon and he/she can follow your progress with you to make sure that you are on the right track. Be patient... It's worth it!

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