1 month post op, I have an open wound after Breast Reduction? (photo)
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Open Wound After Breast Reduction?
If you are unsure of the care you are receiving than obtain a second opinion. The photos shows early signs of healing but if still draining than you need more aggressive wound care. Like a wound VAC, hyperbaric therapy, surgical debridement, frequent dressing changes.
Open wound after breast reduction
Breast Reduction and Open Wound?
I'm sorry to hear about the complication you have experienced after breast reduction surgery.
There are a multitude of different ways to handle this situation. Ultimately, the most important factor, in my opinion, is close follow-up with your plastic surgeon. Your plastic surgeon will be able to clean the wound ( debridement) and advise you about specific local wound care, better than online consultants will be able to do.
You should have peace of mind that in the long run ( whether with local wound care or further surgery to close the wound or revise the scar), you should do well.
Again, continue to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.
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Every practice is different; in our practice we would be doing the wet to dry method. Make sure you follow up with your PS and keep a very close on your wound.
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