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Wound Separation 5 Weeks Post TT?

Tummy tuck, at 5wks post op wound seperation occured. Does it look like it is healing, or do I have to be concerned it will get larger? I am taking multi vitamins, vitamin c, ensure, boitin, and arnica montana. When possible I leave the wound uncovered to get oxygen, I use a special thin nonstick dressing for burns and surgical wounds, with normal gauze on top of that. Only if I have to be dressed, it does bleed some only with movement or when covered.

Update: Photos added.

Doctor Answers (4)

Postoperative Wound Separation after Tummy Tuck


It appears that the healing of your abdominoplasty wound is moving in the right direction. Follow the wound care recommendations of your Plastic Surgeon and make sure you have close follow up.

Thank you for your question and photos.


Gregory C. Park, M.D.


San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Wound is healing


Your photos show improvement and healing over time.  You should follow up with your surgeon to make sure there is nothing else going on that cannot be seen in the photos.  It looks like you have been doing a good job with wound care.

Albuquerque Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Wound Separation


When you ask us it looks like this is healing, I would assume there is a photo to look at--but there is not. Without one it is not possible to answer your question about healing.

At any rate, the one person who can really help is your surgeon, so a call into the office and an in person visit is important, and is the only way you can get your question answered.

Best wishes. 

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 28 reviews




Sorry to hear about your complications. You need to have post op care from your PS. She/he is the only person that can help address your question. We cannot treat something like that over the computer.



San Diego Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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