Re -Opening a TT wound 8 days later

My TT wound oozed from the first day . I kept going back to my Dr in tears of pain he disregarded me . A week later a different plastic surgeon saw me and said he needs to reopen it and let the infection out . I have a massive open wound thy is healing slowly . What do I do ? How long would tissues take to grow ? Do I stitch it or let it heal and come together alone ? What methods could I use to keep this wound clean and activate healing .

July 1st, 2019 QLD

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    Dr. Raymond Goh

    Raymond Goh

    123 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    Queensland, Australia

    Hi. I am sorry to hear of the trauma that you are going through. The surgical incision/scar seems a little high for a standard tummy tuck, but there may have been a particular reason for that decision. Now that we are faced with an open wound, the goals are to promote healing and to prevent infection and further tissue necrosis. One method that may be considered is a negative pressure dressing, which sucks on an enclosed wound and promotes tissue ingrowth. Without seeing you in person, it’s hard to give specific advice. Make sure you see a qualified and experienced specialist plastic surgeon who can help you get the best possible outcome. All the very best.Dr Ray Goh