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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?

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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 3-4 months

Best treatment is a wound vac.

In brief: 3-4 months

Best treatment is a wound vac.
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Months depends upon the size of the necrotic defect.
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