Can stitches come loose after Tummy Tuck surgery?

Tummy Tuck Question:Your Questions Answered by the Surgeons at Aurora Clinics

I had tummy tuck surgery two months ago but my stomach has swollen so much, it looks as though I am three months pregnant.

The doctor claimed that my fascia muscle has stretched and he will have to repeat tummy tuck surgery to tighten it. I am not happy with this explanation. Have you ever heard of this and could you please tell me what you would do in this situation?

Tummy Tuck Answer:

Usually surgeons repair and tighten the stomach muscle during tummy tuck surgery but these stitches can come loose. This is what may have happened in your case.

From your enquiry, it sounds as though your tummy tuck surgeon is offering to repair the muscle again. We would recommend that you enquire as to the stitch, material and technique he will use to prevent any further splitting.

You can see how muscle repair is performed by watching videos of us performing this operation on the tummy tuck videos section of

For any further information or to book a consultation, please call us on 01324 578290. We hope it all goes well if you decide to have further tummy tuck surgery.

Best Wishes,

The Aurora Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Team