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Should the Scabbing be Hard or Soft 1 Month Post-Op TT? (photo)

I have 3 spot's scabbing should I keep them covered with triple and bandages or let them dry and stay hard . My PS said every thing looks good and I'm healing good with NO infection . Always good to get more than one op.oh yeah I'm 3 week's 4 day's post op.

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Scabs post tummy

This is not uncommon.You are probably spitting out soem of the sutures your doctor placed to close the incision.just keep it clean and cover it so youer clothes do not irritate it but this will resolve with time.

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Wound care for tummy tuck incision.

A moist wound care dressing will allow for a faster resolution of a wound than letting it "open to air." The scab is simply a mix of protein that acts like a bandage while the wound repairs underneath. Either way can result in a healed wound, although the moist wound environment is quicker. This process can take several weeks to complete.

David Bogue, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
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Scabs after Tummy Tuck

Based on your pictures, it looks like your surgeon is offering the right recommendations for your abdomen.

Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy Tuck and Incision Line Healing?

Thank you for the question and pictures.

You will find that every plastic surgeon has a different “protocol” for managing incision lines  after surgery. It would be much better for you to stick with your plastic surgeon's  recommendations as opposed to being confused by a multitude of recommendations from  online consultants.

Your plastic surgeon is in a much better position to guide you and is ultimately responsible for doing so.

Best wishes.

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