Belly Swollen After Tummy Tuck Infection
- updated 4 years ago
I had a tummy tuck that got infected. The doctor...
- 7 Oct 2009
I had a tummy tuck that got infected. The doctor had to cut a 1.5 in. equilateral triangle into my belly to drain the puss. I had to pack the wound for four weeks.
As the hole closed my tummy began to swell. It's fully closed now and I have a rock hard beer belly from below my bra to my pubic bone. I didn't need lipo and I weighed 106 before and after the surgery. I have to suck my stomach in hard to have a flat tummy.
I found the surgery to be nearly pain free, but I got infected. I had a hole cut in my belly to drain the puss. As the wound healed I became more swollen. Two months out and I have to hold my stomach in tight to look flat. Bad result!
Should I have revision surgery and select another...
- 8 Oct 2009
I don't think my doctor pulled me tight enough and I don't think he was careful in the operating room, as I had an area that wouldn't close that became very infected. He had to carve a hole in my belly to drain it.