Bad tummy tuck results

  • Mrenna
  • 1 year ago

I had a full tt will lipo August 31st 2012. So I am now over 3 months post op. 2 weeks after my surgery I had 3 small holes open up. 2 under my belly button and one on my right side. They got about the size of a dime and were packed with gauze for about 2-3 weeks until they closed. They were never deep enough to fully pack... Only laid the wet gauze inside and cut off the rest. Since then I have a huge dip in my stomach where the 2 holes under my belly button were. My plastic surgeon says I may have to have a revision but it may all smoothe out over the next couple of months. I can't find anyone on any site that shares this experience but I know I can't be the only one. I hate my stomach now more than before the surgery and I regret ever having it done! Any feed back would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you  

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I had holes open up on my incision. It took a few weeks to close without packing them. There was a dip in my incision but it flattened out over time. Please remember it takes at least 6 months to completely heal n flatten out.
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Post your story under reviews and add pictures.
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As I nurse, I often dress wounds just like you are talking about. Yes, it can be frustrating. Yes, it can be gross. Yes, it can be disheartening- but the thing to know is that most times it heals up just fine (although slowly) Just do everything your doctor tells you. It might scar worse because the amount of tissue that has to regenerate is greater- therefore causing a broader scar. If you are concerned it doesn't hurt to get a second opinion. Good luck!
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So sorry for your bad experience I hope your able to have it fixed for free by your p.s. I'm sure your not the first its happened to the other ladies might be embarrassed or just pissed off so they won't talk about it. I think you have to go into your profile and you should see update on your page and take it from there.all the best to you
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Mrenna, I am sorry to hear you are going through that. Yes, i have come across several ladies here that have had issues with their incisions opening and having to pack it. I hope it gets resolved quick. Best of luck...
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I would post pics if anyone can tell me how
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My second csection was a mess and I had to pack it with gauze for a while. I healed from the onside out. It was gross I felt like I could feel the wound opening and closing every step I took. However, now ,y scar looks totally normal. It was really bad but totally fine now.
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