7 weeks post op, do I need a revision? (photos)
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Tummy tuck result and need for revision
Certainly in my opinion a revision of the lower part of your abdomen would improve the outcome. This would mean revising the whole incision line and taking away the overhang.
The belly button looks ok and could be left alone so making this a much smaller operation.
The scar is also asymmetrical which is not uncommon and may persist.
The timing for this is typically after 1yr when things are more settled.
In the meantime i would recommend scar management and garments to reduce swelling as you mentioned about the postoperative complication which does have an impact on results.
If there are any further questions please post them and best of luck in healing up.
Tummy tuck and revision
Thank you for your question and pictures. It is not uncommon to be swollen up to 12 months post op. Give yourself some time to really assess your results before looking into another procedure. Usually at the 6 month mark is a safe time to have a revision if necessary. Make sure to see or follow up with your board certified plastic surgeon.
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Give it time
I'm sorry you had that experience with the swelling and the hematoma. Based on the pictures, I do think your result could be improved with a surgical revision at the appropriate time. Continue to follow closely with your surgeon, and ask about the timing of a revision. If you aren't comfortable with their response, you are always able to consult with another plastic surgeon for a second opinion.
7 weeks post op, do I need a revision? = too early for a revision #tt #tummytuck #swelling
In my practice, when patient would like to determine if candidate for a revision tummy tuck, the patient is being advised that is necessary to wait at least 1 year (12 months) to do so,. The reason is because almost all he healing happens during the first 3 months (12 weeks), there is still healing process going on.
Patients with questions and concerns about their tummy tuck recovery should follow up with their plastic surgeon and discuss those concerns with him/her.
Do I need a revision?
Based on your photos, your result can be improved with revision surgery. This may require liposuction and scar revision.
However, please allow 3-6 months for your body to recovery from your previous surgery.
Please visit a board-certified plastic surgeon to be evaluated in-person and to discuss your concerns, expectation, and goals.
7 weeks post op, do I need a revision?
Sorry for the bad news. Hope this helps
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