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what can make necrosis after tummy tuck heal faster?

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Dr. Daniel Careaga
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
They heal slowly: Skin necrosis after tummy tucks (witch hazel) can take long to heal because the skin is receiving less blood due to the lifting and stretching your surgeon did. Wound care is very important. Negative pressure wound therapy (wound vac) can be very helpful for large areas and accelerate the contracture of the wound. Creams and medications have not been proven to be beneficial in the absence of infection.
Answered on Jan 10, 2018
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Dr. Jeremy White
16 years experience Plastic Surgery
Takes time: Keep the wound clean and free of infection. Your surgeon can instruct you on wound care. A vac might speed the process if the wound is large.
Answered on Oct 31, 2016
Dr. Matthew Schulman
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Necrosis: Necrosis after a tummy tuck is a very unfortunate problem and the treatment depends on the cause and size of the area. Follow your surgeon's advice. You may need debridement, vac therapy hyperbaric oxygen, regenerative matrix, and some time.
Answered on Jan 10, 2018
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Many Factors...: As you can imagine, every patient's situation will differ. Basic principles include: keeping the area clear of infection, removing any foreign bodies such as suture material, optimizing nutritional status etc. Dressing changes or the use of a vacuum device may be indicated. Generally speaking, time and patience, area a patient's best friends during this difficult time. Best wishes.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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Dr. Alex Lechtman
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Varies: Tummy tuck cost will vary by geographic location. The price ranges between $6500-$10000 depending on the extent of the tummy tuck.
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Dr. Hashim Alani
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Costly: Depend on what you think is costly. Depends also on the benefit you get from the surgery.
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
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