I'm about 3 months post op. Left incision weeping. (photos)

I'm about 3 months post op. I used Silicon sheets a couple of weeks ago and my left scar weeped and went all crusty and inflamed. I thought I cleared it up but today I noticed it flared up again. It's itchy and has an odd odour. I cleaned it in saline solution and it took the odour away. What should I do ?

Doctor Answers 4

Ask your surgeon

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You should check with your surgeon as only your surgeon would know the exact procedure performed and your medical history.

Breast augmentation incision - weeping after 3 months

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Thank you for asking about your breast augmentation.
  • The best next step is to contact your plastic surgeon-
  • It may be an allergic reaction to the silicone sheeting but one can't tell without a detailed exam.
  • If you were my patient, I would want to see you without delay.
  • In the meantime, keep the incision cleaned with saline and covered with plain gauze.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

3 Months Post Op

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It sounds like you may be having a reaction to the Silicone. I recommend that you stop using that for the moment and see your Plastic Surgeon in person for assessment.
All the best

Incision open and draining

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Thank you for your question. You need to contact your surgeon immediately to be evaluated in person. It may be something as simple as a superficial stitch irritating the skin or it could be a deeper infection. In a situation with implants you don't want to wait, you need to treat whatever is going on as soon as possible.

Francis Johns, MD
Greensburg Plastic Surgeon
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