Breast lift wound separation 9 weeks post op (Photo)
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Breast lift - wide open wound.
- I assume you are not smoking anything? If so, you need to stop.
- If you are a non-smoker, frustrating as it is, this needs good wound care and time to heal.
- Silver bandages will control the infection - but if there is no infection, ask your surgeon about switching to hydrogel dressings now.
- These often need fewer dressing changes and will not slow healing which silver has been shown to do.
- It will take weeks - maybe six weeks or even more - to heal.
- You will probably need a scar revision in 9-12 months but it may heal so well, you want nothing done.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
Breast Lift Wound Dehiscence At 9 Months Post Op - Will It Heal?
The picture you sent shows that you are in the wound healing phase with good granulation tissue and healthy scar tissue formation. If you continue to keep this wound clean using silver bandages and wet to dry dressings, this wound should ultimately heal and then a scar revision at some point would be appropriate.
Every plastic surgeon who does a standard breast lift/reduction/augmentation at one time during his or her career will get this type of wound dehiscence. Risk factors causing this type of surgical wound separation include age, collagen disorders such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, diabetes, obesity, suture placement complications, and trauma to the wound after surgery.
Stay in close contact with your personal plastic surgeon. It appears his or her recommendations are progressing towards a healed wound.
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Breast lift wound separation 9 weeks post op
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