Scabs on incision line after 31 day's post op Tummy Tuck. Is this normal?
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Healing after a tummy tuck
Tummy tuck surgery generally involves a lengthy incision with tension on the closure to provide a nice firm and flat tummy. When you put tension on things that can lead to areas which may heal slowly. In general this is OK and with time and appropriate attention to the area the incisions heal very nicely.
Make sure to follow up with your plastic surgeon and address your concern. They should give you good recommendations on how to care for the area.
Delayed healing after a tummy tuck
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Having a small amount of scabbing along your incision at 4 weeks out is to be expected. Somtimes patients can have some residual scabs up to 6 weeks post op. If you are concerned about the area you should check in with your operating surgeon so that they can confirm that you are healing at the right pace. Good luck!
Slow healing tt at a month
As long as there is no infection you are OK. Next visit with your doctor, bring it up, ask him directly and politely about it, what to expect, what needs to be done if anything. Ask if there is a stitch in there that needs to be removed, or will time take care of it.
Likely, time will do the job.
Best to you.