Is this a rash? (photos)

6 weeks post op breast lift/ with 480 saline implants under muscle high profile. Recovery is going fine except today I noticed this small irritation its leaking a little bit of clear fluid and then bleeds a little. Also the surrounding area is red could this be a rash? will it heal on its own, contacted my ps office but they haven't gotten back to me yet. What can it be

Doctor Answers 5

6 weeks post op, some advices:

Thanks for the question. In my practice, after performing a BA I recommend to my patients to limit the movement of the arms for two weeks. After that, you can move your arms taking care and always with common sense. 
In this regard, it's not advisable to carry heavy weights to prevent the implant out of position, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, also to avoid pain and breast swelling. Kind regards,Dr. Emmanuel Mallol.-

Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Is this a rash?

Over the internet we can NOT dx these issues! Best to demand to be seen it is your patient right!

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Is this a rash?

Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. The breasts may lose their elasticity and firmness which can be caused by different factors such as pregnancy, massive weight loss, lactation and aging. To reaffirm the breasts and restore the natural look your surgeon can perform a mastopexy or breast lift. A breast lift restores a firmer, perkier, and more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging breasts. This not only can improve a patient’s appearance by restoring her youthful, feminine proportions, but  also help bras and swimsuits fit more comfortably and attractively. By removing excess, stretched out skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and raising the nipple & areola into a more forward position, a cosmetic surgeon can create a more youthful breast contour. Stretched, large areolae can also be reduced during breast lift surgery, creating an overall better proportioned, natural looking breast, Actually the perkiness on a person or another, depends on patients skin and breast tissue..

Tania Medina de Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Is this a rash?

From your photo and description, I don't believe this problem is a rash.  This may be a suture which is "spitting" or it could be an early sign of infection.  Let your surgeon know about this situation and have them see you at your earliest convenience.  Best wishes, Dr. Lepore.

Vincent D. Lepore, MD
San Jose Plastic Surgeon
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Thanks for your inquiry, I do not think this is a rash, but rather a suture spitting or mechanical irriation of the skin from a bra, etc.  Good idea to communicate with your surgeon and good luck.

Vishnu Rumalla, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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