i had abdominoplasty 3 months ago their has always been a small hole on the incision that has leaked clear and yellow fluid but over the last 2 days it has leaked white puss and now the skin has turned black should i be worried?
Black Skin on Incision After Abdominoplasty?
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Drainage and wound healing problems after an abdominoplasty
Wound healing problems after an abdominoplasty are not uncommon. You should be seen by your plastic surgeon to see if a debridement is needed or if there is an infected suture. Once cleared it should heal quickly.
Drainage after abdominoplasty
You should not have persistent drainage from an abdominoplasty wound for this long unless you have a persistent problem that your plastic surgeon has already discussed with you. You also should not be developing black or necrotic skin (which is what I am assuming you have now) at this point in your surgery unless you are experiencing additional problems or are smoking. You may have a persistent seroma that is leaking, a residual suture that is now dissolving and opening up your wound, an infection, or necrosis of the skin from pressure, seroma, smoking or a whole host of problems.
You should go see your surgeon about your complaints and let him/her examine you and help you figure out what course of action that may need to be taken to help resolve your complaints.
I strongly suggest that you go see him/her right away.
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