Green yellow pus from wound? Normal? (photos)
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A draining wound with surrounding erythema six weeks after breast surgery should be reported to your surgeon.
Pus from wound following breast surgery
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- Fortunately your photo suggests that the 'pus' is actually dissolving sutures.
- Many internal sutures are designed to dissolve in 6 weeks.
- You do need to be checked by your surgeon - s/he may be able to remove the sutures and may want to treat you with antibiotics -
- And s/he will make sure that nothing more serious is developing.
Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
Green yellow pus from wound? Normal?
Spitting sutures can occur after surgery
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Hi minnie85, your right to be concerned and your iodine application is reasonable. The opening looks pretty low down and your implant may be covered only with skin,fat and breast tissue there, even if they were placed "below the muscle" (since some muscle fibers have to be released to get the implant in). Generally speaking, when sutures are getting absorbed, there is some yellowish drainage that is generated-if the suture is getting pushed to the surface, the drainage lands on the dressing. You should be examined by your plastic surgeon, especially if you have a fever or if the redness spreads. Best wishes, Dr Doolabh, Jacksonville Plastic Surgeon
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