Blisters/ discoloration after breast lift (Photo)

It has been 2 weeks since my surgery. Due to difference in size, one breast was augmented while the other was lifted and augmented. The doctor noticed a small opening at the bottom of my nipple on the lifted breast during my follow-up. He placed steri-strips on the vertical incision to take pressure off of the opening. Today, I noticed that the area around the opening looks odd as well as 2 blisters on the skin. Is it possible that the strips caused the blisters? Or could this be infected?

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You have some separation at the base of your areola. Often local wound care is enough to help this heal.  Best to follow the instructions of your surgeon.

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Your small pink blisters look very typical of small blisters caused by the shear force of a streistrip that is under too much tension. That does not look like infection and should heal easily. However, the skin breakdown that I see in the photos on the underside of the aerola needs very close watching and wound care. Follow your surgeons instructions and continue under close supervision. Good luck.

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