Tummy Tuck and Lipo, Necrosis, Seroma and Wound Opening - Dominican Republic

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I had a full tummy tuck and lipo on May 4, 2010. I...

I had a full tummy tuck and lipo on May 4, 2010. I developed a seroma and wound opening after 15 days and necrosis was there on 2-3 days but the PC never told me that, she said I was burned with the girdle..yeah right! now i have demarcated necrosis, my insurance won't pay for treatment and my PC completely avoids the subject by talking to me about other things. I have a hole opening where I drain constantly and have no idea how to care for it. I'm just using pads. I'm very miserable and have no idea what to do or how long I will be this way. I'm also diabetic and my sugars have been very well controlled.

I've been packing my cookie monster mouth...

I've been packing my cookie monster mouth twice a day. The first time i thought I was going to die, and cried for a little bit while shaken, but I had to be strong and say well ain't no body going to packk it for me and I need to heal so here i go..I did it and now i feel more comfortable. I tell you I never seen anything like that before...I'm being positive and just praying that I recover well. This is a very scary experience I do not wish upon anyone. The one thing that keeps me going is the fact that I actually look very good and lost 25 pounds which had made my diabetes easier to control...so is not that bad after all...

Althought I went thru a hell of a healing process...

Althought I went thru a hell of a healing process and I have a pretty ugly scar...I need a revision...i still think it was worth it and I would do it all over...perhaps I would of done a few things differently...however it was worth it...I rather have that scar than the ugly belly I had...I feel so much more confident and beautiful...

Almost a year and I feel pretty good. Went for a...

Almost a year and I feel pretty good. Went for a consultation for revision and decided not to fix it, since the process was going to be long and in three steps (3 surgeries) I do not want to risk myself again my new PS says I could have necrosis again, so I decided not to go thru...I may get a decent tattoo around the scar, not on it of course, i feel very confortable with my self, i look very good and i'm healthy. Now i'm just waiting for my breast reduction, cause they are too heavy for my small body. lol

scar covered with tattoo

Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon

she did not inform and educate me about necrosis she had never had other problems with other patients, but I felt cheated on the limited information. She was not at fault for my complications. Dr. Bello was very sweet and professional. She does a wonderful work. I do not intend to degrade her work. I look great except for the no so pleasant scar.

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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