TT scar opening; advice on wound care? 4 weeks post-op (Photos)
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Tummy tuck Willscar opening
I'm sorry to hear about the complication you have experienced. Yes, incision line separation and/or wound healing problems may occur after tummy tuck (or any other type of plastic surgical procedure). It may take several weeks to heal with dressing changes. Generally, patients do well but may require scar revision surgery down the line.
I would suggest that you continue to follow-up with your plastic surgeon and continue to be patient through the process. Sometimes, removal of an exposed suture and/or unhealthy tissue may help expedite the healing process. Emphasize good nutrition as well.
I would expect that the wound will be completely closed in a matter of 1-2 weeks. Best wishes.
Don't worry; moist wounds heal
Suture reactions are common. Keeping it moist with a dressing in place changed once or twice a day. Medihoney is a great products as is Anasept gel. Silvadene and some of the antibiotic ointments have been shown to retard healing. It will all in from the inside out. Periodic mechanical or sharp debridement by your PS will also facilitate healing. The scar may be a hair wider but can always be revised.
Wound under my incision is opening up. How should it be treated.
I would ask the opinion of your Plastic Surgeon, not that of the nurse, even if she is a highly trained nurse in Plastic Surgery
Good luck to you.
Frank Rieger M.D. Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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