Hypotension and other complications after tummy tuck (photo)
I had a tummy tuck & breast augmentation. I was in the OR 5 & 1/2 hours. I reviewed 5 lt of fluid bc I was very hypotensive. Minimal blood loss during surgery. After recovery I was d/ced home. Approx 3 hours after being d/ced I was I. The ER I had had a syncopal episode & Bp was 60's/ 40's . Labs were drawn hemoglobin was 7.2 I was swollen & 3rd spacing. I received a total of 4 units of blood bf my hemoglobin stabilized to 10.4 What do you think caused all of this?
Doctor Answers (4)
Hypotension post tummy tuck
it is obvious from oyur labs and your post op hemoglobin that you lost quite a bit of blood.I would ask your surtgeon why htis happened.It is unusual to lose this much blood.Hope you like liver and onions.
Blood loss after surgery
I would assume you are doing better at this time.
Good luck to you. The photo seems to indicate that you will have a nice result from the surgery once you are fully healed.
Frank Rieger M.D. Tampa Plastic Surgeon
Hypotension and other complications after tummy tuck
You might also like...
Blood loss during abdominoplasty is minimal.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.