26 Years Old, Full Tummy Tuck - Drainage Fluid Still Red After 18 Days
I lost 110 pounds through diet and exercise and...
- 21 Dec 2009
I lost 110 pounds through diet and exercise and was left with a large "apron" of hanging skin and fat on my stomach. I went through with the tummy tuck because I thought I deserved to feel thin after putting so much work into my weight loss.
I haven't seen the full results yet, so I guess I can't say with certainty if it was worth it or not. To be honest, I have had a hard time and dealt with some depression and low energy/lack of motivation. I hope it will look great and be worth it in the end.I am 26 years old, and I had a full tummy tuck 18 days ago. I had drains in for about two weeks and the drainage fluid never turned a straw color. It started out a very dark brown/red and is now a pretty light red, but still red. Today, I started leaking drainage fluid from my incision, not from the holes where the drains had been. I have been to two plastic surgeons and neither of them can explain why the fluid never lightened in color. Have any doctors ever seen this in a patient? What does it mean? My doctors also said that I do not have a seroma since the fluid is leaking and this is a good thing. Is there anything I can do to avoid a seroma? I am very afraid of getting one. Should I try to constantly get as much of the fluid out as I can manually? Please help!
My scar is very minimal. She is very attentive.