I appreciate your question.
Since there has been change in your post op course, please contact your surgeon so he/she can examine you and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan at this time.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
Thank you for the question and photos. I'm happy to hear that you are having a smooth recovery overall. Having some swelling and redness after a tummy tuck is not uncommon. The healing process requires some time and swelling may take up to 8-12 months to completely resolve. It's important that your surgeon be aware of your concerns, however.
An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is always the best way to assess your needs and obtain a reliable medical advice. Best of luck! Dr. Michael Omidi.
and send photos and your history such as fevers, increasing pain, etc. If you were my patient and I couldn't see you for a few more days, I would have no hesitation on calling in antibiotics for you and your surgeon can do this across state lines as pharmacies will honor such prescriptions. If the redness is spreading, its even more important that you contact your surgeon.
Have you shared these photos with your plastic surgeon? I would start there. A change in your post operative course like the one you have described should ideally be evaluated in person, but should at least be evaluated by photos and a phone conversation if there is a compelling reason you can't be seen before four days. Best of luck and congratulations on your new shape. Dr. Meghan Nadeau, Seattle, WA