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How long does fat necrosis take to heal after tummy tuck and what is best for wound care, packing and cleaning?

How long does fat necrosis take to heal after tummy tuck and what is best for wound care, packing and cleaning?

Fat necrosis healing: If you get fat necrosis after a tummy tuck, it may take months to heal. The necrosis can evolve into scar tissue or a cyst. You should talk to your surgeon if you have this! ...Read more

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Tummy Tuck (Definition)

A tummy tuck involves enhancing the appearance of the abdomen. In order to provide the best results there is skin resection, liposuction and muscle tightening ...Read more


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How long should I wait to have a tummy tuck afterc section and what do u tjthink about tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

How long should I wait to have a tummy tuck afterc section and what do u tjthink about tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

It depends: I perform a significant number of tummy tucks (witch hazel) each year for my young mothers and feel that this is a great procedure when done by a qualified plastic surgeon with experience in this area.

I generally recommend waiting a few months following a c-section so that soft tissue swelling has gone done and your hormones have returned to a more natural state. ...Read more

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What can make necrosis after tummy tuck heal faster?

What can make necrosis after tummy tuck heal faster?

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. ...Read more

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I have skin necrosis under my belly button from a tummy tuck 6 months ago. I am 4 weeks post a davinci hysterectomy and am in great pain. Is it related?

I have skin necrosis under my belly button from a tummy tuck 6 months ago. I am 4 weeks post a davinci hysterectomy and am in great pain. Is it related?

See your doc: If you are having great pain 4 weeks after robotic hysterectomy, and have skin necrosis under your belly button someone needs to see you and do an exam to see what is going on. I would want to make sure you didn't have a serious infection or an incision problem. ...Read more

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Is fat necrosis or abscess dangerous?

Is fat necrosis or abscess dangerous?

They're different: Fat necrosis is typically painful but jot dangerous. Abscesses can be dangerous if not properly treated. ...Read more

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Describe the features of breast fat necrosis.?

Describe the features of breast fat necrosis.?

Painless lump: Fat necrosis of the breast often occurs after injury to the breast tissue. It typically causes a painless lump within the breast. If you have a lump in your breast, you should consider seeing a doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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How bad is a focal area suggestiv of central fibrosis within liver. Mild centrilobular cholestasis and attached fibroadiposed tissue with fat necrosis?

How bad is a focal area suggestiv of central fibrosis within liver. Mild centrilobular cholestasis and attached fibroadiposed tissue with fat necrosis?

Depends: It is impossible to evaluate these findings without knowing the clinical setting and the results of other tests of liver function. Certainly this does not make me suspect liver cancer. If you have questions about this ultrasound finding, I would ask your doctor or your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for breast fat necrosis?

Is there a cure for breast fat necrosis?

No: A single patch of breast fat necrosis will leave a lump and a bit of deformity, which may be diagnosed on biopsy and/or removed surgically. It is unlikely to be due to any systemic disease, but dr. Singh is very wise to ask about injury. ...Read more

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What does fat necrosis (not of breast or newborn) look like?

What does fat necrosis (not of breast or newborn) look like?

Panniculitis: Fat necrosis is inflammation of the subcutaneous fat-presents with inflammatory nodules or plaques

presents as a wide variety of conditions
infection, external insults, malignancy and inflammatory disease ...Read more

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How long can fat necrosis last?

Depends: Upon the cause. There's a rare autoimmune disease which is sort of lifelong but goes dormant with intense immunosuppression.
There's necrosis from infection, trauma, surgical trauma and these don't last long at all if the underlying problem stops. ...Read more

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How high would serum lipase be to cause fat necrosis?

How high would serum lipase be to cause fat necrosis?

No specific level: Fat necrosis can occur when blood lipase is high due to pancreatisis. The the lesion may be intra-abdominal and occasionally in the fat elsewhere in the body. Fat necrosis can occur with normal lipase levels due to trauma to fat tissue. In diabetics, fat necrosis can occur without trauma and without elevated lipase.
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I have fat necrosis. I need any information about treatment. I have had it since bef2006. It staarted in rt thigh. Now everywher.

Interesting question: You may be having a recurrence of a previous infection and this requires immediate care. Please see your family physician or the previous specialist who treated you for this problem, now. ...Read more

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How long should a fat necrosis breast lump persist?

How long should a fat necrosis breast lump persist?

Until taken out: Fat necrosis is a common occurrence wherever there are deposits of fat. There may be prior injury. The damaged tissue provokes an inflammatory response with scarring. The appearance can mimic breast cancer but is not a cause of cancer. Small lesions may resolve but most require removal if troublesome. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with breast fat necrosis?

No: Fat necrosis in the breast is usually the result of tramatic injury. This is also self limited. Surgery to the breast (enhancement, reduction, lumpectomy, biopsy, etc) can result in tissue damage that can manifest as fat necrosis - that is usually self limited. In 20 years, I have seen one patient with fat necrosis in the hip/buttock - that was due to impact trauma. I've not seen it in the breast. ...Read more

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How long should a fat necrosis breast lump last before healed?

How long should a fat necrosis breast lump last before healed?

Variable: Fat necrosis will often improve with time but particularly if it is a larger area it may never completely resolve. A lot of the diagnosis of fat necrosis involved the clinical scenario and impression. Imaging can often be helpful. A biopsy is the most definitive. Make certain your surgeon is sure it's fat necrosis. If there is any question about a lump see a breast surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more

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Fat necrosis, I got this after surgery of right knee replacement. What can I do?

Fat necrosis, I got this after surgery of right knee replacement. What can I do?

Fat necrosis: Some adipose tissue turned to liquid & may cause drainage, irregular surface, puckering--all depending upon depth and location of the necrosis. Consider good nutrition, good wound care, and time. ...Read more

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Can fat necrosis develop into breast cancer?

Can fat necrosis develop into breast cancer?

Not at all: Fat necrosis is a result of trauma to the breast, sometimes so minor that you may not even remember the event. Lump develops but usually there is a history of black and blue bruising for a short period of time. Generally, the lump decreases in size over a period of time and disappears entirely, though this may take several weeks or months. There is no risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more