I just had breast augmentation to fix capsular contrapture 8 days ago. Getting a red rash around the surgical tape.(Photo)
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Red Rash after Breast Augmentation
The primary treatment is to remove the strips, wash gently with a mild soap and apply hydrocortisone cream and/or something hypoallergenic like aquaphor. If it becomes worse, stronger steroid creams can be prescribed, or even oral steroids.
This is usually a self limiting problem. But in the future do a test patch with the steri-strips to be used prior to surgery to see if it causes the allergic reaction
Your surgeon will want to hear from you
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From your description, it sounds as though you have a topical allergy to your tape.
Call your plastic surgeon and ask if you can remove the tape and wash the skin gently to remove remaining adhesive. And schedule and appointment to be seen and to have your surgeon check what is going one. Best wishes.
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