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I had a tummy tuck six months ago, am now getting blisters on my stomach, painless, what can be cause? 53 years old, great health

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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: See your surgeon

If the suture material used by the surgeon is permanent (does not dissolve), it can on rare occasion be expelled from the body.
This will usually show up as a blister with a little redness around it.

In brief: See your surgeon

If the suture material used by the surgeon is permanent (does not dissolve), it can on rare occasion be expelled from the body.
This will usually show up as a blister with a little redness around it.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Dr. Daniel Careaga
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe...

It might be that the area in which the blisters are forming is in the area where you are numb, so you are not feeling your clothes rubbing on the skin.
If this is the case, careful padding is usually all that is required. Otherwise see your surgeon. http://www.psinteractive.net/abdom3.htm.

In brief: Maybe...

It might be that the area in which the blisters are forming is in the area where you are numb, so you are not feeling your clothes rubbing on the skin.
If this is the case, careful padding is usually all that is required. Otherwise see your surgeon. http://www.psinteractive.net/abdom3.htm.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not Related?

Based on your history, it is very likely that the blisters you are experiencing are not related to the previous surgery performed.
Best to be seen by your physicians for in person examination and treatment recommendations. Best wishes.

In brief: Not Related?

Based on your history, it is very likely that the blisters you are experiencing are not related to the previous surgery performed.
Best to be seen by your physicians for in person examination and treatment recommendations. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Probably unrelated

Unless you have lesions over suture lines , either in the midline or the lower abdominal scar, that could indicate suture related issues, blister are not explained , this far out, from tummy tuck.
You may need to see a dermatologist.

In brief: Probably unrelated

Unless you have lesions over suture lines , either in the midline or the lower abdominal scar, that could indicate suture related issues, blister are not explained , this far out, from tummy tuck.
You may need to see a dermatologist.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Dr. Azita Madjidi
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Talk to your doctor

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In brief: Talk to your doctor

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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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