5 days post op and steri strip is coming off with slight oozing. Is this normal or something to be concerned about? (Photo)
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5 days post op and steri strip is coming off with slight oozing. Is this normal or something to be concerned about?
It is normal for there to be some fluid accumulation underneath Steri-Strips after breast augmentation. Although your wound looks normal to me it is always best to see your plastic surgeon for an examination to make certain that things are okay. I normally see patient's day 1 and a day 10 to make certain that you are healing normally.
Early post op, some advices:
Thanks for the question. In my practice, after performing a BA I recommend to my patients to limit the movement of the arms for two weeks. After that, you can move your arms taking care and always with common sense. In this regard, it's not advisable to carry heavy weights to prevent the implant out of position, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, also to avoid pain and breast swelling.
Thank you for your question. Nothing in your photo looks concerning at this time. However, the whole picture needs to be looked at like pain, fever, the rest of the breast, swelling etc. The smartest thing to do is to return to your surgeons office and let him or her evaluate it for you. Best of luck!
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