During the abdominoplasty or tummy tuck procedure, the sensory nerves may become disconnected from the skin. Over time, the nerves usually grow back and sensation improves. Occasionally, the nerves become tangled in scar tissue or fail to grow back. In this case, areas of numbness can occur, usually around the incision lines, particularly the lower abdomen. Usually, passage of time is the best treatment.
Other treatments include neurontin for nerve pain, scar revision to release nerves from the scar and rarely or never nerve repair.
This problem usually goes away.