What is Going on with my Breast? Is This Normal? (photo)

One day I was at work ( desk job) and I felt like my right breast felt really heavy. It started to have a mild pain. So I went to check my breast and I saw yellow stuff in my bra. So I cleaned it and out some tissue in the bra. I went home and checked on it with a mirror and I saw this ( what you see in the photo) is this normal? Can I put polysporin on it?

Doctor Answers 8

Post operative care very important after breast reduction.


 Your wound has opened and may be infected.  You really need to see your plastic surgeon right away.  You will be fine with proper treatment.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

875 Park Ave at 78th Street
New York, NY 10075

Wound after breast reduction

Thank you for the pictures.  The "T" of the incision, where all of the incisions meet, is the most common place for a wound breakdown.  Usually these areas heal up in a couple of weeks with some wound care.  I would recommend returning to your PS for further evaluation to make sure it does not get infected. I hope this helps you.

Kindest regards,

Neil J. Zemmel

Neil J. Zemmel, MD, FACS
Midlothian Plastic Surgeon
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611 Watkins Centre Parkway
Midlothian, VA 23114

T Junction Healing After Breast Reduciton

   The T junction after breast reduction is the most likely area to have healing issues.  This does not usually have any great effect on the quality of the final result.  Ask your surgeon about what local wound care is preferred.

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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435 North Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Wound after Breast Reduction Surgery?

Based on the photograph  and your history, you have had breast reduction surgery in the recent past and currently have a wound healing problem at the “T junction” of the incision lines. Best to be evaluated by your plastic surgeon who will advise treatment after direct examination.

 Generally speaking, these types of wound healing problems are self-limiting and do not necessarily detract from the final results of the procedure.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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8851 Center Drive
San Diego, CA 91942

Breast reduction /lift dehiscence?

It looks like your incision from your breast surgery opened up. When was the surgery?  You should check with your surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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1049 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10028

Wound dehiscence

Your wound, presumably from a breast reduction or lift, has opened. You should be seen by your plastic surgeon who can best evaluate the wound, culture any drainage and recommend wound care.

Robert L. Kraft, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

112-03 Queens Blvd
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Breast Reduction Healing Problem

It looks like you have a minor healing problem at the "T" part of the incision. This is not unusual and you should let your surgeon know so it can be treated.

Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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2333 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60618

Breast Reduction Wound Problems

Dear Kialove,


Without any history from you, I'm left at guessing, but it appears as though you recently had a breast reduction or lift?

It looks as though you have some suture material coming in through, as well as some loss of skin at what we refer to as the  "T" junction of the breast incision pattern.

I would recommend that you be seen by your plastic surgeon and have him/her evaluate you as soon as possible.

Best of luck.

David Cangello, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

44 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013

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