It has been 10 weeks since my tt & mr
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Ball After Tummy Tuck
Thanks for your question! The "small ball" that you are describing is probably either an area of fat necrosis (where some fat didn't get quite all the blood supply that it needed and will now turn into scar tissue) or maybe a small fluid collection called a seroma. Neither are of much concern, but I would follow up with your plastic surgeon just to be sure that everything is ok. If you have any problems, we are right up the road in LBK, and do around 150 tummy tucks per year. Best of luck!
You need to see your surgeon
Concerns over your healing
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The induration may be the result of fat necrosis. fat necrosis is the death of fat due to lack of appropriate blood supply. In the majority of cases is a temporary issue. massage should be the first step. Watch for changes indicating infection.
Finally, make sure that your doctor is aware of your process. He should be able to guide you best in your care.
Wishing you the best in your journey
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