Fibrous tissue 11 days post op tummy tuck suggestions? (photo)

I'm 11 days post op and very happy with my result thus far however I have developed fibrous tissue above my scar which is very hard. I confirmed with my surgeon it is not fluid. I have got 2 lymphatic massages so far but they are $100 each session any other suggestions I can do early in my recovery stage to help with fibrous tissue break down?

Doctor Answers 2

Fibrous tissue 11 days post op tummy tuck suggestions?

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
Maybe very low dose steroid injections / But only in person examination would allow a dx to fibrosis scar to be determined.

Edema post tummy

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
This is very common post op.Heat and massage will help and also ultrasound can be considered but massage and heat are the least expensive.

Robert Brueck, MD
Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 70 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.