I was wondering is this an infection or not it's just under my left. (photos)
Doctor Answers 5
By photos it is practically impossible to answer this, but...
Truth is, only by seeing a wound photo it's pretty difficult to answer objectively. However, it is true that the aspect of the wound does not appear infected, simply that part of the wound does not seem as closed as the rest (as you can see for yourself). Sometimes when the edges are a little spread apart, you can see the fibrin mesh that is formed as a natural step in wound healing. Because it has a little white-ish color, some may confuse it with an infected wound secretion like pus, etc.
Best advice (as always): show it to your surgeon, so he/she can guide you with the appropriate wound care.
Take good care and good luck with your healing,
Dr. Fernandez Goico
Infection in incision?
It appears your incision has opened up some post-operation. This is not uncommon but you do need to take care of it to prevent infections. You do not appear to have an infection currently but I have limited angles to look at. Be sure to see your plastic surgeon again soon for proper wound treatment and advice. Until then, be sure to disinfect it and dress it with sterile padding if you can.
Traci Temmen, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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