Do I need stitches again for a re-opening that occurred under my breast after reduction surgery? (Photo)
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Wound after breast reduction
The instructions your surgeons office gave you are typical. This is an area of the breast that open has this happen after a reduction, very common. Local wound care is all that is typically needed, you should be seen by your surgeon or someone in his office so they know exactly what is going on.
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Do I need stitches again?
Thank you for your question and for sharing your photo. When this happens we allow it to heal on its own, because the tissue is too week for sutures at this time. Putting sutures in now could even make the would open up more. Keeping it clean and using antibiotic ointment will help the wound heal on its own, but it is best to contact your PS and get his preferred method to treatment. A scar revision could be done eventually one the scar is mature enough.Just take good care of your wound and be patient. It will get better with the proper care and time.Best of luck,Dr. Miguel Mota
Do I need stitches again for a re-opening that occurred under my breast after reduction surgery?
Hopefully you will be seeing your plastic surgeon on a frequent basis; he/she will be in the best position to evaluate your progress. Occasionally, removal of unhealthy tissue (debridement) and/or removal of exposed sutures, may expedite the healing process.
Best wishes; hopefully, you will be very pleased with the longer-term outcome of the procedure performed. Sometimes revisionary surgery ( for example scar revision) may be necessary to improve the outcome and/or breast symmetry.
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