Having blistering and weeping under the surgical tape under my right breast. Is this normal? (Photo)
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Blisters and surgical tape
Tension or allergy
Having blistering and weeping under the surgical tape under my right breast. Is this normal?
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Having blistering and weeping under the surgical tape under my right breast. Is this normal
Breast Blisters after Lollipop( Vertical ) Mastopexy
Thanks for your question and photos. I would recommend that you be seen and examined by your plastic surgeon. Blisters happens after surgery when tape is used and the skin swells after surgery thus shearing the top layer or skin. The fact that you have tape on both breast but only one side has a blisters more than likely means that you do not have an allergy to the tape. I would remove it and apply triple antibiotic cream as a moist environment helps wounds heal faster. Blistering means a more superficial wound and less of a chance of scarring but you may see color changes where the blistering has occurred. The best advice comes from your surgeon as they know all the ins and out of your procedure. Good luck.
All the best,
Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS
#mastopexy # #docmata
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Breast lift - concerned about tape reaction
- It sounds as though you have a severe reaction to the tape.
- You need to be seen by your plastic surgeon to have the tape removed and the blistered skin protected.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
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