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tummy tuck while on interferon
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tummy tuck while on interferon

I have an still open vertical umbilical to pubis incision (not open but a little bit).  I have a seroma underneath. At the time this surgery was performed I had a 20 cm. ovarian cyst removed.

Unfortunately, at the same time as the surgery, I was exposed to Hep C (this is confirmed by labs, etc).  

So for all this time since surgery last november, I have either had acute hepatitis or have started treatment 14 weeks ago with Interferon and Ribavirin.

So the long and short is the seroma has not absorbed and I know have a hard painful area to the left of the incision and a pulling sensation.

Shouldn't I have at least a panniculectomy and is it safe to do so on Interferon?
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This is clearly a complicated problem that will require complete scar maturation before considering any further surgery.  If more surgery is performed on the area too soon, it will likely produce excessive bleeding and excessive post-op scar formation both of which will compromise the result of any revision.  The interferon may also affect healing.  You should make sure your surgeon and internist are both in agreement about proceeding with additional surgery before pursuing additional treatment.
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