Incision Tension Reduction? (Photo)
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Tape blisters not unusual
Steri-strip blisters 7 days after breast lift plus 700cc implants!
Reduced scarring is generally NOT a result of a specific product or tension-reduction device. Rather, scarring is first and foremost a genetic issue that cannot be altered. Secondly, accuracy of closure (surgeon-issue) has a direct bearing on scarring. Third, only silicone scar sheets have been scientifically proven to be of benefit in reducing some cases of scarring, most notably hypertrophic scarring.
There are a number of products that "promise" to reduce scarring, none of which pass the science test. But they generally are not harmful.
Bleeding is another issue entirely, and I would want to determine just what type of bleeding you are talking about. Is this spots of bloody drainage from incompletely-healed incisions? Or more significant drainage from a specific location?
You should contact your surgeon for more advice or a sooner appointment. Though none of this sounds worrisome, you should follow your own surgeon's advice rather than someone who has not evaluated you in person, including his nurse. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
Incision Tension Reduction?
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I think your surgeon is right to remove the steri strips and I think it is unlikely that it will have a detrimental effect on the scar in the long term.
It is slightly difficult to see from your picture but it does look as if there is dark tissue on the right of your nipple and it may be helpful to send some more photos showing the area in greater detail to give the panel of surgeons on RealSelf a better idea of the cause of it and to give you an idea as to the best way of getting it to heal.
I hope you are happy with the results of your surgery but as I mentioned, more photographs might be helpful for us to fully assess the area.AR
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