Question: I was 40 on BMI and high risk. I am five weeks post-op for a full Tummy Tuck w/ Liposuction on flanks and back, my Plastic Surgeon only had me come in for the day after surgery check up and to have my drains removed. I was told I do not have to come back again for five months when I have a my after pictures taken. I also had a post-op infection, foul odor from drain tubes and yellow brown drainage. How concerned should I be that there are no follow-up appointments?
Also is it normal that when I suck my tummy in it is uneven; 2″ higher on one side than the other?
Answer: This Varies
The frequency of follow-ups varies widely between offices. However, yours is exceptionally low. I think it is important in my practice to see patients at day one, day four, day 12, one month, two months, three months, six months, etc. The best thing to do is to contact your surgeon to see about getting in for a recheck.