Recently I have noticed on my right breast only the scar isn't healing like the left. Instead the outside and inside of the scar is oozing, a little red look very similar to a hole. I try to not wear anything that would irritate it but if I do I have a gause pad taped over the scar so it does not rub.
Is It Common 6 Weeks After Having Your Breasts Augmented to Have Small Hole Looking Wounds on the Outside of the Scar?
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Short Term Incision Problems After Augmentation
The most likely cause of the condition that you described would be a reaction to the sutures which were placed beneath the skin at the time of your augmentation. However, it is possible that this could represent a deeper infection and you certainly should be examined by your surgeon.
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Breast augmentation incision issue
Based solely on your description it sounds like you have a "spitting suture". This is usually a minor thing and heals on its own. A good idea would be to see your surgeon to make sure that is all it is.
Small open wound 6 wks post breast augmentation
Sounds like your body is trying to expel the suture knot. Keep it clean and protected and let your surgeon take a look. You may have a stitch that will easily come out and once that is done it should heal very quickly.
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After six weeks the small hole that you see is likely a dissolving suture which can 'spit' from the wound, often in the corner where the suture knot might be. Keep the area clean and let your surgeon have a look.
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Thank you for the question.
Always best to check with your plastic surgeon to rule out a significant complication. From your description, you may be experiencing a suture related problem; sometimes an absorbable suture “spits" (comes to the surface) resulting in a “hole” appearance. Generally, these areas go on to heal without need for further intervention.
Best to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.
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