Puss ooze after tummy tuck

Day 9 post op tummy tuck. Nurse noticed red area after removing dressing yesterday. This afternoon started to ooze puss. Swab sent. Anyone else had this happen ?

Red area on tummy tuck scar

Red area on tummy tuck scar


  1. Jennifer says:

    Holy cow. Take it easy. Did they give you antibiotics?

  2. Rachel says:

    Yes. Happened to me about 10 days post tummy tuck operation. Got an infection. Had to have my drain put back in (taken out on day 6) and IV antibiotics.

  3. Debbie says:

    No antibiotics at the moment Emily. Just had a swab sent away. I feel ok at the moment but if I feel unwell I have to go to casualty. Could just be a little pocket of puss which will clear up on it’s own. Fingers crossed . I never had any drains in at all.

  4. Rachel says:

    Does it smell?? Mine was really bad and that’s how I knew something was wrong…

  5. Joanna says:

    Yep…leg and arm. I had a culture done of both. Hope it is not a resistant strain. My skin turned black.

  6. Joanna says:

    Not to gross anyone out but….my dressing changes looked and oozed the above.

  7. Debbie says:

    No smell coming from it Rachel, and the red area is appears to be shrinking . So it’s going in the right direction I think. Hopefully swab result will be back on Tuesday on time for my second appointment as I live quite far away from where I had my op done but luckily my local practice is giving me full support

  8. Debbie says:

    Joanna that looks so bad, thanks fir sharing , how long were you I’ll for ?

  9. Debbie says:

    Little update , I have changed dressing as needed over last 15 hours. The amount of seeping fluid is getting smaller and the red area on skin reducing . Hope everyone else is continuing to heal well

  10. Ashley says:

    Yes I did it creates a seroma and tge built up . fluid pushes through

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