Some runners get so sore after a run that they feel like they need to go on the toilet. This is known as a runner’s stomach. It’s caused by the muscles in your abdomen getting tight.
But it’s more likely to be caused by injury or overuse.
Your stomach should feel sore and tight for a few days after your run.
Symptoms of runner’s stomach include:
- Muscle tightness in your abdomen
- Aching in your lower back
- Aching in your knees
These symptoms can last anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks.
Belly tucks are a cosmetic procedure that can tighten your abdominal muscles. This is done to:
- Reduce the bulge
- Reduce the sagging of your abdomen
- Make your stomach look smaller
Your doctor can perform belly tucks in the doctor’s office.
You can also get your abdominal muscles tightened using a body brace at home.
Tummy tucks typically take about an hour to an hour and a half to complete.
Risks of stomach tuck
Body tucks and muscle tightening are generally considered safe.
If you have a scar in your abdomen, this could make your belly look uneven. If you have an uneven belly, it may give your stomach a jagged appearance.
In rare cases, belly tucks can cause:
Contact your doctor if you have:
- Bleeding from your incision
- A fever
Stomach tucks can also cause:
- Nerve damage
- Skin changes
- Back or neck strain
Contact your doctor right away if you have:
Tummy tucks do have risks, which is why they’re only performed by a doctor. Your doctor will likely want to be involved in your recovery from the procedure.
You should also get a belly tuck if you have:
- A health condition
- A hernia
- A history of hernia
There’s also a risk of your belly tuck being a last resort option in order to reduce the size of your stomach.
Stomach tucks are typically used to:
- Reduce the size of your stomach
- Restore your body’s shape
- Restore your body’s size
- Reduce the appearance of sagging
Stomach tucks aren’t permanent and they’re usually done only once.
After your belly tuck, you’ll have to make sure you don’t have any sagging in your stomach. This can be a very difficult task if you’ve had a hernia.
Stomach tucks are typically performed as a cosmetic procedure. This means they won’t reduce the risk of a hernia.
Your doctor may recommend surgery to remove any hernias in your belly.
A sore stomach is common after a run. But an infection inside your belly can cause a severe stomachache.
An infection in the belly, known as an intraabdominal abscess, can be caused by:
- A staph infection
- A bowel infection
- A gallbladder infection
- A kidney infection
- An infection in your liver
- An infection in your peritoneum
In some cases, abdominal pain after a run can be caused by a bowel obstruction. This occurs when a bowel or another part of the digestive system becomes blocked.
You should seek immediate medical attention if you’re experiencing:
- Pain that gets worse
- Persistent vomiting
- Yellowing of your skin or eyes
Seek emergency medical attention if you’re:
- Have a blue tinge to your skin
- Have a rapid heart rate
- Have trouble breathing
Tummy tucks can be a great treatment for an abscess. But they’re not a permanent solution. A belly tuck may be used as a last resort if other treatment options aren’t working.
Tummy tucks are a cosmetic procedure. They won’t give you the results you’re looking for when it comes to fixing your belly.
Cost of a belly tuck
A belly tuck isn’t a costly procedure. However, it does require medical supervision and follow-up care.
A belly tuck is a cosmetic procedure. A doctor will typically charge a consultation fee, surgery fee, and follow-up fee.
The cost for a belly tuck varies depending on:
- The number of procedures performed
- The surgeon’s experience level
- Your insurance coverage
- Where you live
Surgery for a bulge
The doctor may recommend a belly tuck if you have a bulge in your abdomen. If you have a bulge due to a hernia, it won’t be corrected with a belly tuck.
You may need surgery to correct a hernia.
Surgery for an incision
The doctor may recommend a belly tuck for an incision.
This is a surgical procedure that’s typically used for an incision in the abdomen. The doctor will make an incision in your belly and then make a cut into your muscle.
Your doctor may use an abdominal muscle flap to close the incision. This is a non-surgical procedure that can reduce the risk of infection.
Surgery for a prolapse
A doctor may also recommend a belly tuck if you have a prolapse. This is a condition in which your belly pushes out.
You may have a prolapse for several reasons, including:
- Sitting for long periods of time
- Abdominal surgery
Surgery for an hernia
If you have a hernia, the doctor may recommend a belly tuck as a treatment option.
This is a non-surgical procedure that can reduce the risk of an infection.
Surgery for a hernia can be done in several ways:
- Open abdominal surgery. This is the most common way to treat a hernia. A surgeon will make an incision and insert a mesh into the hernia. This type of surgery is done in an outpatient procedure.
- Laparoscopic surgery. A laparoscopic procedure is similar to an open abdominal surgery. This procedure is done through a small incision.
- Using a mesh. A surgeon may use a mesh in a laparoscopic hernia surgery.
The doctor may recommend surgery if your hernia is causing you pain or if you’re experiencing an incision scar.
You’ll have to have a follow-up appointment to monitor the healing process.
Can a belly tuck be reversed?
A belly tuck can be reversed if you have a hernia. This is a surgical procedure that’s typically performed in a hospital.
The doctor will repair your hernia and close the incision.
This procedure is typically done as an outpatient procedure. You may have to stay in the hospital for a few days afterward.
Are there risks to a belly tuck?
A belly tuck is a cosmetic procedure. A stomach tuck doesn’t reduce the risk of a hernia. However, a belly tuck is generally a last resort option in order to reduce the size of your stomach.
A belly tucks can be a last resort option when other options aren’t working.
A belly tucks can be a risky procedure. Your doctor may not be able to see your belly during the procedure. This is because your belly may be hidden by clothing.
This means that the doctor may have trouble identifying the area that needs to be corrected.
Your belly tuck procedure may also cause inflammation or scarring. These are common side effects of the procedure.
If you have a hernia, the doctor may also use mesh to repair it. The mesh may cause an infection if it’s not properly cleaned and removed.
You shouldn’t have a belly tucks if you have a hernia or an incision.
What to expect after a belly tucks?
After a belly tucks, you’ll have a follow-up appointment to monitor the healing process. It’s common for your incision to be red and tender for a few days after the procedure.
You may also have a drainage tube inserted. This is a tube that’s inserted into your belly to remove fluid. The fluid is collected in a jar and sent to a lab.
Once the incision heals, you’ll need to wear a compression garment overnight. This garment will help keep the incision area supple.
Your doctor may also have to do a follow-up surgery a few weeks after your procedure. This is because the incision may not be completely healed.
The doctor will check on the incision to make sure it’s healing properly.
You may also have to avoid certain activities for a few weeks. These might include:
- High-impact exercise
- Certain sports
- High-impact physical activities
These activities can put pressure on your belly, which could increase the risk of recurrence.
You’ll also need to avoid lifting heavy objects for at least three months after your procedure.
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