Open tummy tuck wound! How long until it heals approximately? (Photos)
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Be encouraged. Remember this is a superficial issue which does not involve vital organs, no nothing to be panicked about.
Dominican Republic Open tummy tuck wound! How long until it heals approximately? (Photos)
I am sorry to hear about you wound healing difficulties. This is a difficult situation as I am sure you are now aware of the risks when opting to perform surgeries out of the country and away from your home...
Should you be my patient I would likely debride this area in the OR extensively washing out the wound and attempting to close the wound again secondarily. This however would also require a course of post operative antibiotics and close monitoring so in this case I would not attempt this also overseas.
Although dressing changes are safe and effective way of closing the wound, It will likely take months for this area to heal and will leave you with a slight defect that will need to be revised regardless.
Warm regards, and best for a speedy recovery.
Dr Quinton Chivers
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