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opabaris
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is it normal to still be numb after having a tummy tuck after more than a year?


there is no feeling in the area and the scars are thick and raised all the way to the way from hip to hip.can I sue?

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drberaka


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  There is no reason to sue !
March 1, 2009 4:00 PM

Numbness of the abdomen is very long lasting and decreased feeling can be permanent. This is normal.

Thick scars are not normal, but they are a recognized complication and do not mean (more)
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