Response to question about possible pseudo-bursa after tummy tuck
Q: Anonymous said…
Hi Dr. Repta, I had a TT in Jan 2014 no drains. Appx 10mo post op I noticed a vertical bulge appx 4″x1.5″ to the left of my belly button. My surgeon first thought pseudobursa, but further review of pictures said fat deposit above the muscle in that area. My weight has fluctuated appx 5lbs, is it possible that is the contributing factor? How can it be resolved? Surgeon did lipo on hips… rather lumpy. Nervous about having a lumpy stomach as well!
A: Hello Anonymous. Although fat deposit can be a possibility the fact that this occurred 10 months after your tummy tuck and the fact that it developed in a linear fashion suggests the possibility of a pseudo-bursa. CT scans do not always show the presence of a pseudo-bursa. Without an exam its hard for me to guide you through the process but I would discuss the circumstances of how this developed and the fact that it may still be a pseudo-bursa with your plastic surgeon. He/she can help discuss and plan out what the best course of action will be going forward.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta