Skin irritation and skin peeling like a sore after a Breast reduction. Any suggestions?

I had a breast reduction a little over 2 weeks and I have a scar on my breast that is peeling like a sore. I was told that it is irritation but it has Peel to the point I can see my white meat. My doctor told me to put triple bacteria ointment on it and cover it. Is this normal and how long will it take to heal.

Doctor Answers 1

Breast reduction - skin is irritated and peeling

Thank you for asking about your breast reduction.

Without a photo it is hard to know what is going on.
Chances are it will heal fine but please let your surgeon know in a few days if it doesn't improve.

Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

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