Is this healing ok? Necrosis? (Photo)
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Bruising, not necrosis, after tummy tuck surgery...
I think that you can relax. The photograph demonstrates bruising, not necrosis. Keep your mind occupied until your follow-up appointment, at which point your plastic surgeon will be able to provide you with accurate assessment, advice, and (probably) meaningful reassurance. Best wishes for an outcome that you will be pleased with long-term.
Needs a check
This appears to be OK for today.
You can call and email the photos to your doctor for safety.
Blood an bruising go downhill so now your are see it more.
Your doctor will check for any hematoma or seroma.
Not to worry
this is bruising and not necrosis. Bruising one week after surgery may occur and most of the time you don't need to worry, however, the best thing for you to do is rest and keep an eye on the area to make sure it is not progressing. Make sure to communicate with your plastic surgeon.
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Based solely on the photo, it looks more like bruising than skin necrosis. Best to be evaluated in person. Good luck.
As long as your skin feels soft and normal I wouldn't be too concerned. Sometimes you can have some delayed slow bleeding in areas but if the area isn't expanding you shouldn't have any major issues. If things change make sure you return to your surgeon
Is this healing ok? Necrosis?
There does appear to be some bruising but I do not see necrosis. It is always best to ask these questions of your chosen surgeon as recommendations may be different.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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