Complications post op - wound separation

  • Tartan69
  • 1 year ago

Hi guys I had a breast reduction in August.  Unfortunately 4 months later I still have a large open wound on my right breast.  I was allergic to the stitches which then started to pop out and then I got an infection and following all this, the wound still hasn't closed.  It's about 4x4cm and my PS thinks the only option is to do skin graft.  I have tried duoderm, kaltostat dressings but nothing helping.  Any ideas?  Also, if anyone has been through skin graft can they advise me? Thanks a million, it is quite depressing having done all this for aesthetic reasons (and mega back pain)!

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Hi Tartan69, Where did you have your incisions? Do they lie under the breast or are they on the actaul skin fold between the breast and your chest wall/ribcage?
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Incisions were beneath breast and then down the middle. I've had swabs taken recently and no sign of infection... It's becoming very frustrating!
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Hi Tartan69, It's sometimes inflammation which can cause this. Have you asked if anything has been left inside? A small swab or something? Sometimes if there is a barrier to healing it can be anything from infection, something inside, or tissue which is inflamed, or necrotic (dead) . But the area would smell. Grafts may be the answer and perhaps your PS can then see what is stopping the areas healing properly?
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I had a swab on the side which has had the big opening and it came up negative for any infection. I have been allergic to the internal dissolvable stitches which is what caused the stitches to split in the first place but i'm not sure why 4 months later, still not healing properly...
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when i had my BR done both my breasts came open on the intersection of incisions and my Doctor told me to put neosporin antibiotic and he also prescribe antibiotics. but i had to take the antibiotics for about a month to a month and a half. it was quite scarry untill it closed completely.
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