I got a extended tummy tuck jan 19 my incission open to weeks after that ... how long will it take to close im getting irritated..
How Much Longer for my Incision to Close?
Doctor Answers 4
Time for wound healing
Your surgeon should have a wound care plan for you. He/she needs to make sure there is no retained suture material because that could keep the wound from healing. This wound looks like it should close up in a few weeks if the care is proper and your nutrition is good. I would be having my patient doing daily dressing changes on it using only saline and gauze. Make sure you aren't putting anything on it that would delay healing like peroxide, Silvadene, iodine, etc. Make sure you get plenty of protein and don't do anything that puts any tension on the wound. There is often a delay of several weeks before a wound really starts closing in and then it starts to close pretty quickly. Hopefully, this will be your experience. And take heart, it usually ends up looking better than you think it will. Good luck.
Lisa Lynn Sowder, M.D.
Delayed wound healing of a tummy tuck
Like the other consultants suggested, discuss your concerns with your PS and devise a plan of care. Wounds will heal as long as a few conditions are present: a) no foreign bodies, i.e. suture remnants; b) no infection; c) no excessive tension. Wounds will heal in slightly moist environments but the choice of dressing should be made by your doc. Good luck and don't despair.
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