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Flanks bulge after tummy tuck

  • matt69
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 years ago

I am a 34 year old male who had a full tummy tuck in Dec 09, I had a seroma which was drained 4 times and now have a hard mass where the seroma was just above and around the navel, also there seems to be a lot of loose skin on my flanks which on the before photo wasn't there, is there anything I can do about the hard mass and the excess skin around the flanks, my PS says my tummy needs to settle down, I am not too sure about this, thanks

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I would think your surgeon should at least waive his fee. You'll probably still have to pay for the facility and anesthesia, but that might vary from surgeon to surgeon.
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Thank you Angie for the reply, I am going to see the PS at the end of the month, I have requested the patient co ordinator be present at the meeting, I will insist on a second opinion should the need arise. Just one question, who pays for the lipo and excess skin removal to fix the said dog ear effect, thanks again, M
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It's possible the excess skin is a dog ear effect, where skin and/or fat kind of pooches out from each end of the scar. This is not uncommon and can be taken care of with lipo. I'm not a doctor, but you might want to get a second opinion on the hard mass.
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