I am 2 weeks post tummy tuck and about 7 days ago developed an infection. Fever, chills, extreme pain on the side infected (so much so that I couldn't even get up or walk). My Dr perscribed antibiotics and they've helped eliminate all symptoms and I take my last pill tomorrow (7 days). However, my incision opened a little where the infection is and I have been seeping yellow mucousy fluid, and that still has not stopped. My questions are: 1) can I stop antibiotics even with incision still open a
Infection and Oozing from Incision Post-Tummy Tuck
Doctor Answers (4)
Stopping antibiotics umbilical drainage
There are several possible causes for your persistent drainage and only one is ongoing infection. Another could be a seroma. If you meet with your surgeon, tney are best equipped to determine the cause as well as the treatment
Recommend seeing your Doctor with a possible tummy tuck infection
Based on your general information, you may have a continuing infection, just a small wound separation that should heal well, fat necrosis, or something else going on. I would recommend seeing your plastic surgeon as soon as possible, where you may need just a dressing change, to more antibiotics, to a local exploration of the wound.
It's best to make sure that you're healing correctly with someone examining you in person.
Oozing after a tummy tuck
Is you have persistent oozing afte a tummy tuck, then I suggest you follow closely with your doctor. It may represent fat necrosis, or infection to name a few.