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Tummy Tuck Wound Not Healing
Is abdominal muscle repair surgery same thing as a tummy tuck? Can a general surgeon do a tummy tuck?
MR with TT by GS??: Interesting question! A Full Tummy Tuck (TT) usually has correction of the diastasis recti separation (MR). But it is NOT aways done. This is a question each patient needs to ask/discuss with their PLASTIC SURGEON before doing the operation. It is called In formed Consent. The next issue of a General Surgeon preforming a TT is not whether the GS is able but one of liability. If something went - ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Is the implant exposed? If so, the implant will in all likelihood need to be removed. If the wound is opened only superficially, treating it topically until it closes on its own is best. Reclosing under any tension will only make it pop open again. Sometimes there is an underlying infection and ultimately the implant will have to come out. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Persistent Seroma: Seromas following surgery can be very frustrating for both the surgeon and for the patient. Though usually most seromas get better with time occasionally there are some seromas to refuse to go away. Seromas that have been present for a long time tend to form capsules which prevents permanent resolution. Sometimes these chronic seromas need to be surgically removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upper vs. Lower: A mini-tummy tuck will not address looseness of the upper abdomen, only the skin below the belly button. It is still surgery, usually done with general anesthesia, so it should not be thought of as a less invasive procedure. There are still surgical risks which is why you should make sure to discuss this, or any plastic surgery procedure, with a board-certified plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
How long does fat necrosis take to heal after tummy tuck and what is best for wound care, packing and cleaning?
Rarely: In my opinion, the mini tummy tuck is an operation that produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation. For more accurate advice, seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons. See lots of examples of work. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I want a surgical tattoo removal. Its on my belly not big around 2x3 inches? Would it leave scar even with cosmetic stiches?
Yes: We always heal with a scar the difference is a cosmetic closure makes the scar more difficult to notice. It is important for the surgeon to be sure they can close the skin once they cut out a 2x3 tattoo. It seems that they should be able to but expect to see a scar. ...Read more
Everyone varies: 5 percent of my patients will tell me it was the worst experience of their lives and took weeks to recover and 5 percent will say they were dancing the next night. 90 percent are somewhere in between. Since we don't cut muscles it usually hurts less than common operations like c-sections which do. Desk jobs can usually be back in one week but no sit-ups for 6 weeks. Strenuous jobs take longer. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes first find out: how your surgeon wants to treat. Of course most of these wounds will heal with time as most of them are superficial . First control if you have metabolic problems like diabetes etc , keep the wound clean by irrigating with saline , clean dressing , wear braw not let wound separate, Eat good balanced diet and will heal ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Healing is healing: In general incisons heal better than other cuts. They are made precisely, with minimal trauma to the surrounding skin and under sterile conditions. Breast lift scars are closed under tension so can be wide, red or raised. Risks of infection and bleeding can also occur. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers