Post op 9 weeks lower body lift. Is this an infection? It hurts and looks nasty. (Photo)
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Peter Fisher M.D.
Post op 9 weeks lower body lift. Is this an infection? It hurts and looks nasty
Thank you for sending your question and photo. An examination would be needed to help answer your question. It appears from your photo that your scar is widening which may occur in this area from tension. An examination would be needed if your having drainage and a superficial wound. Continue close communication with your Surgeon for wound care recommendation. Follow his advise, and continue close follow up. Best wishes.
Circumferential Body lift 360 lower body lift scar postoperative infection
Thank you for your picture. From just examining your picture and not physically examining you, I see no signs of infection. This appears to be a suture that is trying to work its way to the surface. Typically, the body rejects the suture and the suture works its way to the surface. The suture then falls out and the wound typically heals in 3 to 5 days. In the meantime, I would apply bacitracin to the area three times a day. You can shower with soap and water over the area.
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