I am currently 3 weeks post-op (breast lift and augmentation) and applying silver sulfadiazine twice daily after a wash with anti-bacterial soap. I had my 3rd post-op doctor's visit on Tuesday (the 24th) where the PS did not see any signs of infection. Since using the silver sulfadiazine after the visit some improvement is noticeable but still some issues remain. What is my next step?
Do my wounds look infected? Or do these look like healthy scab formations? (photo)
Doctor Answers (5)
Infected breast scars
It does not appear so, but I cannot give you an exact answer without seeing you. Make sure your plastic surgeon is following you closely.
Follow your doctor's advice
I hope patients considering one stage lift augmentations look at your photos. This can happen! I hope you heal well. But this shows what can happen when the procedure is done in one stage and there is a problem with the healing.
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It does not look like you have any infection but you certainly have tissue necrosis. Are you a smoker or diabetic? Keep a close followup with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. You may need a debridement of that dead tissue at some point before it gets infected.
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