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Do I have early necrosis after a tummy tuck?
I had a Tummy Tuck 10 days ago and noticed in the last couple of days the area under my incision is a gray color. I have a couple blisters both above and below where the tape was pulling on my skin (Plastic surgeon removed it because of this 7 days post op and my incision has been uncovered since). I have not noticed any discharge and these blisters are hard. Additionally where my thighs meet my tummy incision, not only is the area gray, it is dry and peeling. Should I be concerned? Is this the beginning of necrosis?
Please address your concerns with the Surgeon who performed your Tummy Tuck. Some minor brusing is common. Blistering can be an early sign of impending skin loss.
Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS
It is very difficult to say if you have necrosis without an exam or a picture. It is not uncommon to have slow healing with a tummy tuck and some times necrosis can occur. You plastic surgeon is can explain your situation and treat the issue. You should see him sooner than later.