American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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4 years ago

Tummy tuck issues

I had a tummy tuck in March of 2018 after my tummy tuck I had a lot of soramas and infection that caused me to not be able to wear my garment from all the pain I had and still have I was wanting to get checked out and see what exactly is wrong with my tummy tuck area and why is it that it hurts all the time

Procedure: Tummy Tuck
Location: louisville, KY

Replies 4

Michael Streitmann
ASPS Surgeon

I am so sorry you are having issues. Without seeing the area it is hard to know what is going on. I would suggest you contact the surgeon who did the procedure and see what his opinion is. If that is not something you can do, then getting a second opinion from a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area would be the next best option. I wish you the very best.

Matthew Camp
ASPS Surgeon

It is possible to form permanent fluid pockets if the seromas were allowed to persist. This requires revision surgery to correct. I suggest you see your original surgeon for an evaluation. Often surgeons will perform revision surgery at reduced cost if the problems are directly connected to the original procedure.

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. It sounds as if it would be best to seek out second opinions from other surgeons to discuss your concerns.

Rahul Vemula
ASPS Surgeon
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Sorry to hear you are having this issue. I would return to the surgeon that performed the procedure for a physical examination. Your surgeon may order additional testing such an ultrasound or CT scan to see if there are any fluid collections that can be causing these problems. You may need revisional surgery. However, one step at a time. First visit the original operating surgeon.

Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine which procedures are best to achieve your goals.

Best wishes!


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