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Glam215
6 months ago

Complications

Hello my name Ciara I have a tummy tuck out if state and iam 3 weeks post po and my incision open up on one side red and draining also hard iam keeping it clean but don't know what eles to do I've been given cephalexin again but still no relieve

Procedure: Tummy Tuck
Location: Bensalem, PA

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Rahul Vemula
ASPS Surgeon
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Sorry to hear this happened. Do you have any nicotine exposure ( even second hand smoke) or are a diabetic ? This increases the chances of this happening.

The best person to deal with this is your operating surgeon.

If you have fevers, or chills please go to your nearest emergency room

Best wishes for a full recovery

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Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

You need to be seeing your surgeon right away if it was an ABPS certified surgeon. You have more swelling than expected but it could just be part of the healing. The surgeon will determine if there is a hematoma, fluid collection, infection or whatever and start the necessary treatment.

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Karim Benitez-Marchand
ASPS Surgeon

Hi. We don’t have the benefit of seeing you previously and knowing your medical history however judging from your photos your weight seems to be high which is associated with more complications like this. Was lipo performed at the same time? This will also increase wound complications such as fat necrosis. You need to go see your surgeon ideally. If not able, you need to see a Plastic surgeon in your area that is willing to deal with patients from another practitioner . If fever develops go the ER asap.

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Caleb Steffen
ASPS Surgeon
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This is an important problem. Hopefully you can connect with your operating surgeon who can guide you through the process. If your surgeon was not a board certified plastic surgeon, you may want to find one in your area for further consultation. Treatments for problems like these can include antibiotics, wound care, drains, and further surgery. Hope you are well soon!

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