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Healing Bruises After Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

I just had Liposuction and a full Tummy Tuck done a week ago. I'm very pleased with what I've seen so far. However, I have extensive bruising from my... READ MORE

Recommended Time Before Having Intercourse After Tummy Tuck?

How long must I wait to have intercourse after a Tummy Tuck? READ MORE

How Long Does It Take for Skin Necrosis to Heal?

I have a small section of my incision (about 1/2 inch wide at the widest part, by 1 inch long) above my pubic area. I am a day shy of 3 weeks post-op... READ MORE

How Long Will my Tummy Tuck Incision Take to Close?

This is a continuation from my previous posting on asking questions in regards to my open incision. Now i have a picture to share..how long will this... READ MORE

What Are the Signs of Wound Healing?

I had my TT and i have 2 openings in my incision (holes) i was wondering what are the signs that the wound is healing? does it heal from the inside... READ MORE

Staph Infection in Tummy Tuck Incision

I am 2 weeks out from my TT/lipo procedure. 1 drain was removed 5 days after the surgery. The other was left in place to do its job. The next day I... READ MORE

Is 2 Weeks After Tummy Tuck Safe Enough to Go on a Cruise?

I have scheduled a Full Tummy Tuck two weeks before a Caribbean Cruise. I am a 5'2" mom who had a 64-inch waist during my pregnancy of twins. I... READ MORE

When Will This Necrosis After Tummy Tuck Heal?

Hello, I recently had a tummy tuck (never smoked in my life) and at 7 days post op I developed a blood filled blister. It was removed while removing... READ MORE

How Long Does It Take for the Sutures to Heal in the Stomach Muscle in a Tummy Tuck?

How would you know if the sutures tore through the tissue and let go of the muscle that was tightened up? READ MORE

5 Week Post Full Tummy Tuck: Is This Necrosis?

I am freaking out. My incision has been healing beautifully and then today I noticed this when I got out of the shower. It is about the size of a... READ MORE

Necrosis After Tummy Tuck

I started to get nercosis after tummy tuck I had on sept 24th. ( what I think is nercosis) It is getting worse and the gauze pads now are a greenish... READ MORE

Does This Tummy Tuck Look Normal After 5 Weeks? (photo)

I have had a lot of healing issues with this tummy tuck among other things like a drain tube breaking off inside me while trying to be extracted at 2... READ MORE

How Long Does a Tummy Tuck with Lipo Take to Heal?

For a birthday gift, my friend treated me to a tummy tuck- liposuction she treated herself as well. But it was done in her country she healed fast and... READ MORE

I Had Fat Necrosis After Abdominoplasty. What Can I Do To Speed Healing and Reduce Scarring? (photo)

I’m 4 wks post op after abdominoplasty. A week ago, my PS dx fat necrosis at the incision under my belly button most likely related to an... READ MORE

Steri-strips Vs Traditional Sutures for Tummy Tuck?

I have consulted several doctors regarding a Tummy Tuck. Of the two, I am leaning towards one who uses steri-strips on the outer most layer of skin. ... READ MORE

Muscle Pain and Torn Stitches After Tummy Tuck?

I have 2 questions. First I want to know if muscle pain is normal and how long it should last. And I would also like to know if the 2 stitches that... READ MORE

Necrosis and Sepsis After Tummy Tuck: How Long Until the Wound Heals Up?

I had full tummy tuck with lipo 2 weeks ago. i developed sepsis and necrosis of the skin and fatty tissue. the doctors decided not to debride the dead... READ MORE

Is it Normal to Still be Swollen 4 Months Post-Op Tummy Tuck w/o Lipo?

I had an endoscopic tummy tuck w/o lipo or skin removal in mid-June 2011. I am petite at 95 Ibs. and 5'3. When I try to exercise, vacuum, or for... READ MORE

Can a Tummy Tuck Be Done During a Hysterectomy? (age 49)

I have suffered from endometriosis since I started menstruating at 13. I have had a laparatomy and many laparoscopies. Now, close to menopause, I feel... READ MORE

What is Recovery for a Full Tummy Tuck if Muscle Wall Tightening is Not Needed?

I am considering a full tummy tuck. Due to the fact that I am athletic, no children with low body fat, except in the abdominal area, I do not feel I... READ MORE

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