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Anyone use a wound vac for skin necrosis after tummy tuck?

  • Cac75
  • Maryland
  • 2 years ago

I had an inverted T tummy tuck on August 13th. I developed skin necrosis and yesterday the surgeon cut away the dead skin and the fat and tissue under it. So now I have a round deep hole. She is sending me to wound care tomorrow to start a wound vac. I am wondering what experiences others have had with a wound vac. 

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Hello ladies, would it be possible to get some updates on how your healing went with the wound vac, and how much time it actually took. Any photos? Thank you in advance :)
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My review has updated pics in it.
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Thank you!
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I am getting a wound vac put on next week how is for you I am really worried about it being painful
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Sorry you have to have a wound vac. I had my wound vac a little over 8 weeks. It's not too painful. I would say taking it off for the changing is probably what hurt me the most. I felt like my skin would tear off with it. Other than that I didn't have much pain but I am also still numb in the lower abdominal area. I wish you luck as the wound vac does help you heal faster. Mine is completely healed. I have a very nasty scar but my PS is going to do a revision so hopefully it won't look as bad.
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I used to have one painful spot but its not that the vac hurt it, its more like touching in that area hurt. The vac helped me out a lot. Feel free to check out my review, I posted the address lower down on this page. :)
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Hi, need help. I had TT 3 weeks ago and I have necrosis. Never been a smoker, and I am healthy. I feel the area that is affected is getting worse. Its all black and red around the blackness. I've been seeing my PS once a week but she is just having me clean it once a day and i put gauze over it. I don't have a hole yet but I'm afraid I will develop one. Can anyone relate
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I had necrosis after my TT as well. I have a wound vac in and have had it for almost 4 weeks. I think my holes were a bit bigger. I had 2 fist sized holes below / at my belly button. I have pics up in my review, here: http://www.realself.com/review/temecula-ca-tummy-tuck-my-tt-jouney-still-necrosis-debridement-holes-wound-vac It seems to be healing fast but the KCI rep thinks I should be done with the vac by the end of this month but the wound care clinic nurse was saying the end of oct or nov! I wish there were pics here so I could see what yours looked like. I was curious if the inverted T type of tummy tuck would have been better for me but I didn't even know about it until after I had already had my TT.
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I can send you before and after pics. The before is pretty nasty.
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Okay, how long did you how to wear the wound vac?? 4wks 6wks or longer and what can i do to speed up my process.
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I wore it for six weeks and then they gave me a two week break. When they put it back on it really sped up. I wore it for a few more weeks.
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So it look like you wore it for about 2 months, @ nite did you have pain that made you want to give up?? And if you had pain how long did it take to stop hurting??
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It hurt for a long time. I wore a pain patch. I wanted to give up...I actually started taking an anti depressant to help me.
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WOW!!! i feel like i have a long journey to recovery, i'm taking the anti depressant but my journey just started?? You have been my hero, i'm sorry we had to experience this sx but it really help's when you prepare for what's next. Thanks for all the info. Good Luck on your next adventure and God bless you!!
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I am healed but I have a hard scar inside a decent size indent. My tummy is flat but I still can not show it. It looks horrible.
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How long did it take for you to heal, and have you been back to work yet?? i have a hole the side of a small golf ball. I'm tired all the time/ plus pain med all freak"en day. i'm wondering after all said in done how i'm to look!!
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So are you going to get a revision?? money back, Are you just lost everything plus now you have holes all over your body!
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No surgeon will touch it, except the one who did it and I am not sure I want her to touch me again. No money back :(
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I got a BBL, and now i got a wound vac!!
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Hi im going threw the same thing. I am in a wound vac for the last 3 weeks I am so depressed I am anxious for this to be over I have been going threw debriment of the wound since jan. It wad almost closed and it becAme infected and they had to reopen it snd take out the dead fat cells. So imagine I thought I was almost done andnow to start again and thehole is way bigger. How did your finally heal I guess im looking for hope with my clothes on I look beautiful without them I feel like frankinstine. ..
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Hi everyone!! I'm from Argentina but this is the only forum I found about this and I really feel sad and alone and very upset with my surgeon 'cause if I knew this could happen I would never get a TT. The surgery was 2 weeks ago and I found out I have necrosis 4 days after it, so I'm going through this but the skin isn't black yet, is still dark purple with bubbles. I'm reading a lot about this and I can see it's a nightmare but I would like to talk with someone who went through the same thing and can give me some advises. Blessings!!! Sorry for my english!
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Hey I'm Mieko I went through it and still going email me and I will tell u all about it not as bad as u think miekobranch@yahoo.com
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Only if i had did my home work!! i would not be here, we only look at the females who looks good ( success story ) We don;t research the bad or never think it would to us! And the Doctors not going to tell you if i fuck up ( You Loose everything money ) It should be some type of law thats protect us from this, but the Doctors know we are desperate and they take of vantage of the fact you don't know.
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Hey Cac..Havent heard from you in quite some time..I hope everything is alright and you are healing:)))
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Hope all is well:)
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