Developed Necrosis after Tummy Tuck; Should expect to be closed soon?

Aug 29 TT. Developed Necrosis. surgically Debrided..Opened again . using Santyl, dakins, saline and finally im.using manuka honey to get this baby closed. I have listened to my PS...doesno mean I agreed with her on it all but I listened. will not return to her for a scar revision. Since she let me leave the operating room with black and purple blisters to begin with. I dont trust her anymore. Should expect to be closed soon?

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Necrosis after TT

Sorry to hear about your post-op problem.  It looks like the open area has granulated in nicely, and should be fully closed in about a month or so.  I would then suggest that you wait for the tissue to soften, giving it a good 6 months or longer, before doing an elective scar revision.

Necrosis after TT

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Sorry to hear about your post-op problem.  It looks like the open area has granulated in nicely, and should be fully closed in about a month or so.  I would then suggest that you wait for the tissue to soften, giving it a good 6 months or longer, before doing an elective scar revision.

Wound

It appears to be healing well and should be closed in a few weeks.  A scar revision should be planned to improve the final appearance.  All the risks factors that lead to this delayed wound healing should be addressed before you attempt a scar revision.  

Wound

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It appears to be healing well and should be closed in a few weeks.  A scar revision should be planned to improve the final appearance.  All the risks factors that lead to this delayed wound healing should be addressed before you attempt a scar revision.  

Closure after tissue loss.

I am sorry to hear about your issues. You look like you are almost healed. I would stay under the guidance of a PS until you are completely healed. It is often better to wait a number of months before considering scar revisions or adjustments. This gives time for the tissues to soften and relax.

Best wishes.

Closure after tissue loss.

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I am sorry to hear about your issues. You look like you are almost healed. I would stay under the guidance of a PS until you are completely healed. It is often better to wait a number of months before considering scar revisions or adjustments. This gives time for the tissues to soften and relax.

Best wishes.

Developed Necrosis after Tummy Tuck; Should expect to be closed soon?

Thank you for sharing your question and photograph and I am sorry to hear of your recovery issues.  It appears that you have done a nice job with your wound care as the area has filled in and appears to only need the surrounding skin cover to be closed.  This will likely take a few weeks with appropriate emollient use and non-adherent dressings.  Best wishes on your recovery and I would allow your body at least 6-12 months of healing time before entertaining thoughts of a scar revision. 

Developed Necrosis after Tummy Tuck; Should expect to be closed soon?

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Thank you for sharing your question and photograph and I am sorry to hear of your recovery issues.  It appears that you have done a nice job with your wound care as the area has filled in and appears to only need the surrounding skin cover to be closed.  This will likely take a few weeks with appropriate emollient use and non-adherent dressings.  Best wishes on your recovery and I would allow your body at least 6-12 months of healing time before entertaining thoughts of a scar revision. 

Open wound post TT

From your photos it looks good and should do fine.Scar creams/gels will help the scar to mature.

Open wound post TT

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From your photos it looks good and should do fine.Scar creams/gels will help the scar to mature.

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