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Suture Abscess--dig It out or Leave It Alone?

I am 4 weeks post FTT. At my day 5 doctor visit, we noticed a red bump at the top of the incision. I figured it was a stitch coming out, and the nurse... READ MORE

Does This Look Like a Bad Tummy Tuck? Will I Need Surgery Again? (photo)

I had abdominalplasty Oct. 31, 2012. There were issues with drainage tubes and pain management! My doctor refused to prescribe me anything more than... READ MORE

Dissolveable Stitches Causing Abscess 5 Yrs Post-op?

I had a tummy tuck & breast lift/augmentation after losing a large amount of weight. My tummy tuck line never smoothed and was filled with bumps... READ MORE

What Can I Do About "Stitch Spitting" and Absess when the Sutures Are Nondissolvable?

My ruptured breast implants were removed on July 2nd, 2011. Since then, sections of my scars remained red and oozed blood and a puss. After about a... READ MORE

Abscess After Tummy Tuck. How is This Treated?

I am six weeks post op and my belly button is seeping dark, smelly fluid. I have a 2 inch opening at the scar that is taking a long time to heal even... READ MORE

Are Scar Corrections Usually Necessary After Scar Abcess?

Almost 4 weeks post tummy tuck with an abscess that suddenly appeared. Also when sitting down on the front porch i felt a huge tug like a string was... READ MORE

Is It Possible for a Tummy Tuck Suture Abscess to Disappear or Repair Itself Without Treatment? (photo)

I noticed a small bump on tummy tuck incision and I was told it may possibly be a suture abcess. It now appears to be disappearing is it possible for... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck Complication - Mycobacterium Abscesses

I have my cousin who had a tummy tuck and develop a Mycobacterium abscesses?please help READ MORE

Suture abscess, spitting stitches, infection after tummy tuck. Can this be fixed so I can go on with my life? (Photo)

Is there a surgical quick fix for suture abcess that has left open wound, spitting stitches and infection 5 weeks out from full tummy tuck? I am... READ MORE

Will my plastic surgeon re-do my tummy tuck?

I had a full tummy tuck 3 years ago and ive had problems with it ever since. recently i would get an abscess monthly and the stitches would come up... READ MORE

I feel stitches poking me inside my skin. Is this normal ? (Tummy tuck)

Hello, I had a full tummy tuck 2 months and half and i started to feel stitches poking me inside my skin. I had a stitch abscess a month ago but now... READ MORE

I had a Tummy Tuck nearly 3 months ago, and I have developed 3 suture abscesses. Should I be worried?

I had a tummy tuck nearly 3 months ago, and I have developed 3 suture abscesses. Every day the scab sloughs off, and the holes do appear to be getting... READ MORE

Necrosis or Abcess? (photos)

I am 31 days post op from a full TT. Over the holiday weekend my incision began to open. It does not hurt, is not red or hot, and is not draining or... READ MORE

Abscess on muscle repair a year and a half post op. How does this happen? (Photo)

Had an fdl tt 3\13. Since then I had a suture abscess at the top of my mr. Today I noticed my belly button is oozing. Also have a hard lump forming at... READ MORE

Is this an stitch abscess ? Does it look infected ? What should I do to make it heal faster ? (photos)

Hello. I had a tummy tuck 4 weeks ago. The last week i started to develop a small bump like a pimple. Then bloody /white fluid started to comming out.... READ MORE

Dehiscence? Or just stitch abscess? Scared! (Photo)

I am 25 days postop. On day 19 (top photo) I noticed a suture abscess. The middle picture was taken yesterday am and the bottom one this afternoon. I... READ MORE

What should I do with my stitch abscess? (Photos)

I haf a TT 5 weeks ago and i developed a stitch absses according my surgeon. He said that i should put gauze and let it bc the stitch came out while i... READ MORE

This is a follow up to my first question - What should I do about my tummy tuck? I have a hole which leaks fluid.

Went for a second opinion to a board certified plastic surgeon.She said she is positive he did not do a full tummy tuck and i will need to have it... READ MORE

Is this a suture abscess or a possible infection? (Photo)

I had a tummy tuck April 15th... everything went well until 2 weeks ago when I noticed a spot about 1/2 an inch in length with some puss. I went to my... READ MORE

How common is it for permanent sutures to become infected? What are some of the symptoms one might display? (Photos)

I had an Abdominoplasty on 06/28/2013. Unfortunately, I had a very poor outcome. Long story short, I had an abdomen full of abscesses and MRSA.... READ MORE

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