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Linda0219
Lachine, MI

 
I had a Tummy Tuck on Jan 4, 2010; at the end of the incission on my right side there is a bump of what seems like fat.


My doctor said it would smooth out. Is this normal?

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drpousti


Plastic surgeon
La Jolla, CA
United States
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  Dog ear
March 2, 2010 12:01 PM

A picture would have been helpful, but based on the information, it sounds like you may have a little dog ear, which would need to be removed. However, allow things to heal because things (more)
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fallekmd


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englewood cliffs, NJ
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March 1, 2010 6:17 PM

agree (more)
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docblinski


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Miami, FL
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March 1, 2010 12:41 PM

Yes in deed IT IS A "DOPG EAR"!!! From MIAMI (more)
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scottkinfw


Plastic surgeon
Southlake, TX
United States
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  dog ear
February 28, 2010 6:54 PM

You are describing a "dog ear" which occasionally occurs during the closure. Small dog ears will settle, while larger ones will need to be surgically corrected. Should not be a big (more)
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drmarkmann


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Ellicott City , MD
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  "Dog Ears"
February 28, 2010 2:38 PM

Hi Linda
This is most likely what we call a Dog ear. Depending on how big it is, it may need to be surgically revised. However, since you are only couple of months since your surgery, you (more)
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samir


Plastic surgeon
Baltimore, MD
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  Tummy Tuck
February 28, 2010 2:06 PM

What you are describing is probablya "Dog Ear" Excess skin and fat.
It will need surgical revision (more)
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