I had a breast reduction two months ago and the blood supply was cut off leaving me in terrible pain and an horrific open wound that I have been basically left to take care of my self - now I find plastic strings (looks like a price tage) coming out of the wound- could this be affecting my recovery and why I have been in so much pain?
Hard Plastic Material Coming out of a Wound Two Months After Breast Reduction?
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Breast Reduction and “hard plastic material”?
Thank you for the question.
Unfortunately, wound healing problems can arise after breast reduction surgery or any other surgical procedure. The foreign body material you describe is consistent with sutures or absorbable staples.
I would suggest continued follow-up with your plastic surgeon who will be able to manage the open wound areas and get you to the point where you can enjoy results of your breast reduction surgery.
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Open wound breast reduction
It sounds like the suture material that you are talking about. This usually dissolves in many cases, but if the wound is open it can come out like thread. Check with your doctor to make sure.
Sorry that you are having problems. Breast reduction is usually a very gratifying procedure. make sure that you bring these issues up with your surgeon, and I am sure that he will be able to help you. Plastic surgeons are wound healing experts.
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