Is This an Allergic Reaction? After Mini-TT and Liposuction. (photo)

After mini tuck and lipo skin is red not just bruised and some parts are blistering . Is this an allergic reaction? I am 7 days post op.

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Allergic reaction after surgery? (photos)

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Agree with other responders.  See your surgeon ASAP, although treatment options at this time may be limited.  The combination of undermining lower abdominal flap, post surgical flap edema, and post-surgical compression garment may diminish blood flow above scar.  Alternatively, the skin changes may represent allergy to prep solution, or perhaps a combination of allergy AND blood flow problem.  

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 50 reviews

See your surgeon!!

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Although this could be an allergic reaction, there are other more serious possiblities that make it mandatory that you be seen by your surgeon. They are all treatable, but delay in treatment can contribute to big problems. This could be a result of inadequate blood supply to the abdominal skin, or a spreading infection. If you cannot reach your surgeon, head to your Emergency Room.

Best wishes. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon

Oh my...Need to see your doctor ASAP!

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You need to see your doctor right away. Could be vascular compromise/necrosis of a portion of the flap. It may or may not be related to an allergy. Either way, see you doctor now...


Hope this helps,




Dr. Michael in Miami

Is This an Allergic Reaction? After Mini-TT and Liposuction.

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PLEASE seek immediate medical attention like NOW! This could be allergy related or a vascular compromise that needs assessment. Where in South Florida are you? 

Spreading redness following a mini-tummy tuck - See you Surgeon!

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Spreading redness at 1 week post surgery can be many things. Although an allergic reaction is one of them, ruling out a serious infection or decreased bloodflow to the skin flap are priorities. Contacting your surgeon should be your first priority!

David Bogue, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Allergic rxn

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I would go to your surgeon right away.The question is this an infection ie fever and chills? or is this a reaction to sat taspe or a medicine.Monitor your temp and see your surgeon.

Robert Brueck, MD
Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 69 reviews

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