i had breast reduction surgery 5 days ago and i have dried blood sitting under my steri strips. my doctor showed me how to replace them. i am just wondering if it is too early. i dont want to tug too hard on anything or get and infection by keeping them on.
Should I Replace my Steri Strips if They Have Blood Underneath? (photo)
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Concerns after Breast Reduction?
Always best to check with your own plastic surgeon about concerns after surgery. Make sure there was no misunderstanding about the postoperative instructions.
Online consultants will not be able to provide you with meaningful advice.
Best wishes; hopefully, you will be very pleased with the long-term outcome of the breast reduction procedure.
Self replacing steri strips?
If you surgeon "taught" you how to do this than follow his/her instructions. In my opinion I would not allow my own patients to do that.
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In our practice we do not want our patients to remove any sterile strips unless recommended by your surgeon. I would follow up with him/her to ask that question.