Should I be getting 2nd opinion on treatment of breast aug/lift complications? (Photo)
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Skin losss post aug/lift
It is never a bad idea to get a second opinion with a complication from surgery
Complications following Mastopexy-Augmentation
Loss of skin in the area you have skin loss is the most common area to have delayed wound healing. There are options. I prefer to allow this wound to heal with local wound care. I think it will give you the best aesthetic long term result. Close follow up with your surgeon is needed to ensure the wound continues to heal and the implant does not become infected.
Second option is debridement of the tissue and skin grafting. I do not like this option as it gives a "patched" appearance. However, it would shorten the time to have complete wound healing.
Third option is replacement of implant with smaller one, debridement and wound closure. I think this is a reasonable option but you will be trading closed wound for smaller size and more expense.
It sounds as if your surgeon is opting for the first choice, which is very reasonable. Keep close follow up with your surgeon.
If you use any nicotine at all, stop now. This will further delay your healing.
Hope your recovery is a quick one.
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Should I be getting 2nd opinion on treatment of breast aug/lift complications?
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