5 weeks post op breast reduction. Noticed a split in incision. (photos)
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5 weeks post op, some advices:
On the other hand, generally to avoid the normal p.o. swelling, I recommend to limit the arms movement for two weeks.
Also it's not advisable to carry weight and take the antiinflamatory painkillers drugs.
Finally, I recommend you always use a therapeutic bra.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Incision post Breast reduction
Thank you for your question. In reviewing your photos there appears to be small opening that could be either a small stitch abscess or just a small separation of the incision. If this happens to one of my patients I usually tell them to keep the area clean they may wash with soap and water and then apply some type of antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin or bacitracin as long as you are not allergic Also apply a Band-Aid. It is important to contact your plastic surgeon who will be able to give you their recommendations and arrange for follow up .