Leaking Navel 3 Years After Tummy Tuck W/ Lipo

I Had a Tummy Tuck With Lypo. I had the surgery...

I Had a Tummy Tuck With Lypo. I had the surgery because I had lost 62 lbs. I am extremely pleased with the results. The best thing that I could have ever done.

I had a Tummy Tuck about three years ago. I recently notices that my navel was leaking fluid and had a odor. So I contacted my PS and he said that one of the sutures probably needs to be taken out. He told me to keep it clean and to monitor it and if I felt like I was in pain to contact them immediately. Because I had my surgery out of state I cant get down there for a few weeks. Now Im a lil scared because I have noticed that I have a small hard not above my navel....is this normal???


This same thing has happened to me over seven years ago I go the surgery. Unfortunately I live in a different state as well and my surgeon has since retired. I do NOT have the funds to see another surgeon......what do I do. My stomach is tender and sometimes sore. I went to the ER and they said it was not infected but have to see my surgeon....any suggestions?
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You are describing a suture reaction. it could get infected that is why your surgeon said if it get worse contact him. suture reaction can happen freqyuently.
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Three and seven years later? Three years later (is what the original poster said) an odor and discharge is what she recently noticed...and a respondent to her said her surgery was 7 years ago and she is experiencing the same thing. How can they be having a suture reaction? Aren't sutures gone and tissue healed by now?
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