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Major Tummy Tuck W/ Liposuction - Stitches Ripped After Surgery--Open Wound HELP!!!
- updated 2 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $8,000
- Dr Paul Benien Jr (Oklahoma City, OK)
I did it because I lost weight and had loose skin....
- 11 Nov 2009
I did it because I lost weight and had loose skin. I am still a "larger" woman but I wanted to try to get a flatter stomach.
I had my major tummy tuck with liposuction on 10/22/09 without a drain. I had no problems at first, but developed a bacterial infection about a week after. Because of the swelling associated with the infection, my stitches have ripped open. I now have a 4-5 inch opening below my belly button. It is also very deep and wide. I currently have it packed once or twice a day. I took my last Levaquin today (I had a 7 day prescrition). They told me that I will have to let it heal from the inside out. Therefore I will have a large open wound for a while.
How long does this normally take to heal? What can I do to help this heal correctly? Any help would be appreciated.
My tummy tuck was worth it and I LOVE my Dr. and...
- 3 Feb 2011
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Dr and his staff have been wonderful throughout this experience.