"Fat necrosis looks and smells like infection but it is not. It is brought about by factors that decrease the blood supply to the incision. These pictures were taken at two, six and ten weeks following surgery"

Please remember that this is a rare event, the exception rather than the rule. Fat necrosis of this extent occurs only occasionally, mostly in individuals with factors threatening the integrity of an adequate blood supply to the healing incision.

The aim of showing these gruesome pictures is the full disclosure of potential risks and complications regardless of how rare they may actually happen. 

For a balanced view, please return to http://www.mercatorabdominoplasty.com/pitfallsandcomplications.aspx for a follow-up of this patient after healing and scar revision

 abdominoplasty specialist, Dr Anous, has developed a unique tummy tuck procedure called Mercator. Visit the various pages in this website to learn about this procedure and see patient videos.