The incision on my breast has opened up & I'm having sharp pain 11 wks post-op. Could this be an infection? (Photo)
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Suture knot exposure and wound healing
Wound opened up around incision
Breast surgery and incision
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Post-Operative Wound Breakdown
Wound breakdown isn't unusual when patients undergo the combination of breast augmentation and breast lift surgery. Wound separation can occur for a variety of reasons including poor blood supply, tension on the wound closure and infection.
This type of wound is usually managed with dressing changes. Dressing changes remove debris from the wound surface and allow the wound healing process to continue. When infection is present, antibiotics are indicated as well. The vast majority of these wounds heal nicely, but rarely scar revisions are necessary.
Breast Lift with Implants
I am sorry you are having trouble this late in the game. Please go in to the office and see your PS or a partner right away to check it out, and also to start you on local care. All the best, "Dr. Joe"
Post op wounds
The incision on my breast has opened up & I'm having sharp pain 11 wks post-op. Could this be an infection?
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