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Belly Button Odor After Tummy Tuck

I had tummy tuck surgery on May 2007. Now on March 2009, I smelled a bad odor coming from my belly button right ater a shower, with a richly scented... READ MORE

Fat Necrosis After Tummy Tuck What to Do? Update (photo)

Thank you for the answers to a question about fat necrosis after TT I posted 15 days ago. Now I am worry again. My PS cut part of a scar making one... READ MORE

Why Do I Have an Odor with a Yellowish Discharge Draining in my Belly Button 3 Weeks Post Op from a Full Tummy Tuck? (photo)

I had surgery on December 28, 2012. I have an excellent plastic surgeon, but I am concerned with my belly button. It was infected at my 1 week post op... READ MORE

Wound Seperation with Very Pungent Smell? (photo)

Hi - its been 6 weeks into my tummy tuck / lipo. 3 weeks into the recovery my wound was seperated (approx 2 inch wide - 1 inch high). Showed it to my... READ MORE

8 Years Since Tummy Tuck. Navel Has Never Healed. Frequent Discharge with Foul Odor. Help

Had my abdominoplasty in 2003. On and off, my belly button would ooze. Discharge/slight blood and bad smell. Surgeon did revision surgery a few years... READ MORE

Terrible Smell from Openings in Insicion and Barely Open Belly Button, is this Normal?

Many of you have been answering my questions lately and I'm so greatful! As you know, I currently have MRSA & Staph. I'm on bactrum, but I... READ MORE

It's Been 9 Years Since my Tummy Tuck & Still Leaking from Belly Button? (photo)

At times bloody, smelly, sometimes more or less. A month ago I went back to my doc. who found a stitch coming out of my belly button! He pulled 2"... READ MORE

How Do I Know if the Fluid is Just an Infected Seroma or if the Actual Mesh is Infected Post Hernia Repair?

I am an obese 32 year old female. I had an emergency lateral hernia repair on 12/16/12. I had two drains that were removed 6 days after surgery. After... READ MORE

Sour Smell from TT Incision with Drainage 5 Weeks Post Op is This Infection?

I had my last drain come out accidentally at 3 weeks post op tummy tuck/ incisional hernia repair while it was stil draining 75 cc in 24 hour period,... READ MORE

Vaginal Odor Improved After Tummy Tuck?

My vagina is now more upright and no longer saggy under my lower abdomin. I am pleased with my tummy tuck results so far. I am only 12 days post op. I... READ MORE

Infection 8 Days Post Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck?

I had a tummy tuck on the 19/12/2012 interstate here in Australia. Eight days later after returning home, I noticed redness and a smelly discharge... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck Gone Necrotic?

2 1/2 weeks ago I had tummy tuck. I formed necrotic tissue by my lower abdomen. My PS said it was caused by lack of circulation. He did not debre the... READ MORE

Was Cleaning BB with Qtip. 6 Years Post TT. Deep Hole. QTip Tip Got Lost in There! How to Retrieve? (photo)

I usually use a qtip to clean the area because after exercise, can smell a little bad. Usually no problem, but last night I used a cheap qtip and now... READ MORE

Slight odor from Incision & pus? (photo)

Hi there, Hope I don't come too dramatic just worried. Im 17 days post abdominoplasty and while I feel great I have noticed an open incision - very... READ MORE

Should I Have More Pain at the Drainage Sites After Drainage Have Been Removed Than the Scar Itself?

My doctor sent me home to the shower after removing a 6-day dressing w/o using antiseptic. There was a definite odour at the time. Now three days... READ MORE

Foul Odor After Tummy Tuck?

I'm 8 days post op, mini tummy tuck/lipo/breast lift, and a few days ago noticed a gross smell coming from somewhere on my body. I only noticed when I... READ MORE

Do I have an infection on my tummy Tuck incision? (Photo)

I removed the tapr from my incision because I smelled a foul odor coming from the right side and when I lifted it, it was some puss in the area. I... READ MORE

10 days after tummy tuck, I have foul smell, pus and drainage from umbilicus. What is causing this?

10 days post op TT. Had been healing well,no drainage. Today I noticed a foul smell from belly button. There is pus and drainage. My antibiotic had... READ MORE

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