I am 3 1/2 weeks post op tummy tuck Is this an open tummy or just something that will heal with dressings and time? (photos)
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Mild flap necrosis
You have a mildly ischemia abdominal flap. You should see your surgeon to follow it. This can happen with tight closures, aggressive liposuction during the procedure, or rarely with infection. Your surgeon will be the best to advise you on wound care to allow it to heal. It should not impact your long term result.
Tummy tuck - is my wound open?
- Your photo suggests that you may have a small collection of blood under the skin.
- I suggest you contact your surgeon to have this checked.
- Even if the area has opened, it is likely to heal with dressings and time.
In the photo it does not appear to be "open" however, there is a lot of tension at those incision points. To be safe, you should see your surgeon to have them address your concerns. Best wishes!
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