There is a tendency for such delayed healing in combination surgery like hernia repair and tummy tuck. This is not unusual..annoying to have to deal with yes...unusual no. Hang in there and keep close touch with your plastic surgeon. This will heal.Good luck.Dr Vasisht
Thank you for your question.I am sorry to hear about your prolonged drainage. If your surgeon doesn’t seem concerned about it then I would try not to worry about it either. I know it may seem like an inconvenience, but as long as the drainage amount is getting better over time and not worse then it’s just your body’s recovery process, some people heal quicker than others. If the drainage gets worse or you develop signs of an infection such as greenish/yellowish puss, foul odor, fever or skin is hot to touch, then I would contact your surgeon immediately for a physical examination and culture of the fluid to test for bacteria present and get you on medication to treat it.
Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
Still draining serous fluid from incision week 11. (photo)
Thank you for sharing your question and photograph and I am sorry to hear of your continued draining. I would voice your concerns to your surgeon to have a thorough in-person examination performed. After an appropriate diagnosis is made - such as a retained fluid collection or suture related issue - treatment to finally heal your wounds can be pursued.