I noticed last night that my incision was sensitive to touch & it appears to have changed in appearance. Any suggestion? (photo)
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Changes with incision
Thank you for your question and pictures. It is too hard to answer your question without knowing when your surgery was performed. Nothing in your picture is alarming or concerning. Be sure to follow up with your board certified plastic surgeon.
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I noticed last night that my incision was sensitive to touch Any suggestion? (photo)
- Minimize tension on the scar. Steri-Strips and/or surgical tape are often placed in non-hair bearing areas at the time of surgery to minimize tension and keep pressure over the scar. This minimizes the stress that can pull the scar apart (dehiscence) creating a wound and delaying healing time, and can make the scar wider, or more “ropy”. In the first few weeks after surgery, I recommend the use of Embrace Scar Therapy which is an adherent silicone sheeting pre-stretched when applied so as to offload tension on the scar.
- Keep your incision site/scar clean to prevent infection. Follow your surgeon’s wound care instructions to the letter with out modification. Never apply different products then recommended without first discussing them with your surgeon. This is especially important during the first few weeks. If there are any signs of infection, contact your surgeon’s office right away and/or see your doctor or his nurse immediately. Typical signs of infection may include redness outside the immediate incision site, asymmetric swelling, and drainage, of pus, fever, chills, and “feeling sick”.
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