Cellulitis, staph and necrotic skin! What can I expect to happen? How bad does it look? Is it reversible? (photos)
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Revision for dents
it's impossible to say exactly what's going on because the photographs are so zoomed in it's hard to see how big these areas are with respect to your Buttock as a whole.
Having said that, my guess is that you had some depressions or cellulite and your surgeon probably treated it by putting fat beneath it, trying to expand these areas out. when this is done, it can cause some damage to the sub dermal plexus, or the blood supply to the skin. This can result in blistering of the skin and in some cases complete skin loss. this is what it looks like to me – it does not look like an infectious causes at all.
By looking at the photographs, these do not appear to be complete skin thickness injuries but rather partial skin injuries. Again it's just my guess, but I think these will probably heal up with no problem with some Silvadene cream and some topical wound care. ...and I'm not surprised anyone in the ER was being vague about this, because I don't think this is that common and not many people know about this.
I hope this helps!
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