Concerns about post-op tummy tuck complications
20 days ago I had tummy tuck surgery and now I have swollen abdomen. I feel like there is liquid gathered in there. At my last consultation, the doctor tried to take out the liquid with a syringe and what came out looked like black blood. He told me not to worry it and that with time all would be ok. Is black blood normal? Think I should see another doctor?
It can happen that some "old" blood remains after surgery and needs to be removed with a syringe. If it is still swollen, then you should check with your PS again to see if there is something else that needs to be drained. I don't think you need to see another doctor at this point. Also, it is not usually a very dangerous problem, so your PS should be able to help you through it without any long term issues. Best of luck!
Dr. Jonathan Heistein has 11 Tummy Tuck before & afters:
From your description it sounds like you have old blood/hematoma that is now liquified and should be aspirated or drained as your surgeon is doing
Dr. Frederic Corbin has 2 Tummy tuck before & afters: