Will this ever heal or simply continue to get larger? (photos)

I had mastoplexy and implants on May 5,2016. healed beautifully until approximately week 8 when I started spitting stitches. The small holes from the stitches began to get larger . As I had my surgery in Miami I've currently had to seek out a plastic surgeon here in Canada. I'm scared .seems to be getting larger at a much more rapid rate. I'm not scheduled to see my surgeon again until Tuesday. It's currently dressed with Silvercel and Tegaderm. Should I be requesting to see the surgeon sooner?

Doctor Answers 4

Spitting sutures

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This is an uncommon wound healing problem but it is seen from time to time. You have had a reaction to the deep sutures. They are not dissolving and your body wants to spit them out. When the suture comes out to the surface it looks like a boil with pus around it which is the dissolved  suture. This will respond to local wound care such as anabiotic ointment coverage with a gauze bandage  and wearing a bra. All of these areas will eventually.heal  probably within the next several weeks Sometimes there is a secondary infection which may need anabiotic's. I see no sign of that now. When this is all healed it is likely that you will need to have a scar revision. I would definitely recommend you have this done by your local  surgeon so you don't have to deal with the drama and issues of cross country surgery

Sacramento Plastic Surgeon

Will this ever heal or simply continue to get larger?

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Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. The breasts may lose their elasticity and firmness which can be caused by different factors such as pregnancy, massive weight loss, lactation and aging. To reaffirm the breasts and restore the natural look your surgeon can perform a mastopexy or breast lift. A breast lift restores a firmer, perkier, and more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging breasts. This not only can improve a patient’s appearance by restoring her youthful, feminine proportions, but  also help bras and swimsuits fit more comfortably and attractively. By removing excess, stretched out skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and raising the nipple & areola into a more forward position, a cosmetic surgeon can create a more youthful breast contour. Stretched, large areolae can also be reduced during breast lift surgery, creating an overall better proportioned, natural looking breast, Actually the perkiness on a person or another, depends on patients skin and breast tissue… Breast augmentation surgery increases or restores breast size using silicone gel implants, saline implants or in some cases, fat transfer. One of the most popular and frequently performed aesthetic surgery procedures, breast augmentation has a long and successful track record in satisfying women who wish to enhance, regain or restore balance to their figures. At the first 3 to 5 months, it is too soon to determine how your results are going to be, per now, they look very nice and beautiful, you can have one bigger than the other, feel swollen and also have bruises and open wounds, it is normal and that can happen for the first 3 to 4 months until your implants have settle in. I recommend you to wait and keep using your post surgical bra, that will help you with the shape and support…

Tania Medina de Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Breast wounds

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These types of healing problems typically completely heal with local wound care though sometimes they may take many weeks to completely close and many months to fully soften. Be patient and follow your surgeon's instructions.

Breast wounds

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Thanks for your inquiry and pictures and sorry for your struggles.  I am glad you are going to see a surgeon in Canada.  In the meantime you should be communicating with your surgeon  in Miami.  I do not like to use occlusive dressings like Tegaderm, check with your surgeon.  If your surgeon in Miami wants you to see the doctor in Canada sooner,  try to do it, and good luck.  

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