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Scar tissue in tummy after TT ?

Scar tissue in tummy after TT ?

Postby FLJEN » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:53 am

Annie, maybe you can elaborate on this if you know anything about it. I went to a Gastro Dr. a few weeks ago and wanted to know why I was either, bloated or fat after my TT... He mumbled to me, those PS never tell their patients that scar tissue builds up in the belly after a TT !! WOw, it makes sense to me... I wonder if its true and if some get more tissue than others...I looked better after surgery than I do now a year out...Does anyone else feel this may have happened to them. I cant pinch any fat on my TT, so its either bloating or scar tissue or both.... any comments would be nice... :roll:
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Re: Scar tissue in tummy after TT ?

Postby AnnieBeansprout » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:36 am

Hi Jen,

I have seen this before here, but usually it has been with the BB and people have had to go back in and have the scar tissue removed. I do remember one gal who had scar tissue in her belly and I think the doctor used some kind of laser or something to help break it up. I think I remember someone else responding that they had had cortisone injections to break up scar tissue in their BB...

I admit I only know what I have read here and I have not studied it myself. My doctor explained to me that what holds the MR into place (in addition to the permanent sutures), is scar tissue, which builds up in the first months. So I guess we all deal with scar tissue, but some must more than others?

I just found this right now as well, not that it is really too helpful:

http://www.realself.com/question/scar-t ... -tuck-lipo

When the doctor mumbled this, did he explain anything further? I would call the PS and make an appt to see him and ask him about it.

But Jen, do you "feel" bloated? Does this go up and down at all, and does your belly seem misshapen? (Not that that means anything, as I truly do not know what the signs would be).
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Re: Scar tissue in tummy after TT ?

Postby Pandora1 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:15 am

I have a lot of scar tissue. I also had a hole from necrosis and most of my scar tissue is in the middle of my incision where the hole was. My PS has instructed me to do scar massage 3 times per day for about 10 min each time using Mederma (for redness). He also told me to use silicone strips when not massaging. The area seems to be better (softer and more pliable) but its not like either of us want it to be. I suppose it's all in what you feel is tolerable. Everyone will have some degree of scar tissue. I will caution you about the cortisone injections. I had 3 melanomas removed on my arm. I didn't like the scar that resulted and opted for the injections. What resulted was a very ugly depression and it literally looked like a divet on a golf course (think small pox vaccine). Make sure if you choose to do this, research it and talk to the Dr about the possibility of it happening. I have a friend who had a csection and had laser to help with scar tissue and had good results. I've also read a lot of people haven't gotten results to justify the expense. Good luck!
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Re: Scar tissue in tummy after TT ?

Postby mason1410 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:09 pm

This is an interesting topic...
The nurse at my PS's office told me at my next appointment we would discuss how I would need to start massaging my abdomen. I was kind of wondering what for, I wonder if it's to break up some of the tissue to prevent scar tissue build up? At first I thought it was for bruising, but all my bruising is just about healed up now. I'll let you know what they say.
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Re: Scar tissue in tummy after TT ?

Postby AnnieBeansprout » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:00 pm

Yes, people who have had necrosis can have scar tissue that needs to be dealt with.

I also agree that I would not ever go the laser route. I don't trust lasers in the slightest, and the least of the worries being if they actually work for what you are using them for.
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Re: Scar tissue in tummy after TT ?

Postby FLJEN » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:02 am

Hi Annie, thanks for responding.... my tummy is hard and flat and not mishaped, when I look sideways it looks thick, but flat. I hope its not too late to start message which i will do. I do need to do something about my bb, the scar is not good and want to improve it before summer, any suggestions from anyone would be great !!!
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Re: Scar tissue in tummy after TT ?

Postby philsfan » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:56 am

Yikes! This is scary! I have no help to offer, but this certainly adds a new level of worry. I hope you can get some remedy. I think I would see my PS and also maybe some other opinions ones who didn't do your TT.
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Re: Scar tissue in tummy after TT ?

Postby beatnikbean » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:01 am

I think you should try castor oil packs for the scar tissue. My aunt had a TT about 20 years ago and did this way back when and is the one who taught me a lot of my holistic knowledge. I use castor oil packs for many reasons but haven't for TT scaring yet. But it's easy and time goes by anyway so why not try?
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I had lipo on my flanks and heating pads are a no-no within the first few weeks of healing so I haven't done them for my scars. However, I do use castor oil directly on my incision and it feels so good and I'm sure it has contributed to my healing in a positive way.
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Re: Scar tissue in tummy after TT ?

Postby aces67 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:16 am

Wow this is interesting. I'll ask my PS about this at my next visit.

Like Annie, my PS also said that scar tissue forms to help hold everything in place but I never thought about too much forming.
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Re: Scar tissue in tummy after TT ?

Postby philsfan » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:07 pm

I guess it's kinda like keloids...scar tissue gone crazy. Some people are more prone to them so I guess this can be internal as well.
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