4 weeks post op from tummy tuck and lipo I have swelling and pain on right side of scar. (photos)
Doctor Answers 2
Swelling and pain after tummy tuck surgery...
Your photograph demonstrates mild redness (difficult to evaluate accurately on photograph) along an area of the incision line; this redness along with "swelling and pain" would be concerning for possible infection. Given your concerns, I would suggest that you follow up with your plastic surgeon, earlier than already scheduled if necessary, for good assessment, advice, and/or meaningful reassurance. Best wishes.
Thank you for your question
Ruckling within the scar following abdominoplasty is very common and should settle down over time.
Your surgeon has done this to avoid extending your scar and to minimise dog ear formation
Please be reassured that this will settle but do speak to your surgeon and discuss in person
Good luck with your recovery
Paul Banwell (London)
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.