It was really sore at the entry way so I was happy it got taken out. 5 days later I riped the tap off and it started to bleed a bit because I must have ripped the scab off. Now it's been about 6 nore days and it looks closed but still feels sore and it's red, I'm sure my pants don't help rubbing against it either. Does this look like it's healed properly? I also just got some fluid drained at the surgeons office 4 days ago because I have a seroma.
Infection? My drain got pulled out after 14 days. (photo)
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Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty/Liposuction/Vaser High Definition Procedures/Tummy Tuck Revision
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Post-Op Healing From Tummy Tuck
Tummy tuck drain removal and infection
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Thank you for your question and photograph.The healing process will take time. It is important not to irritate or pick at the site because you may cause damage or infection. It is hard to tell from the photo if there is any infection or not, that’s why it is very important to consult with your doctor so he can examine it and get you on medication if you need it. Signs for you to look out for with infection would be fever, redness of the area, the area is hot to touch, unusual discharge or a foul odor. I would apply mupirocin ointment to the area 4 times a day daily to prevent infection from occurring. I hope this helps.
Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
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