Has this incision reopened or become infected? (photos)

Have noticed an incision area being a little bothersome lately but seems worse today and doesn't seem to have healed like the rest. Sutures removed 2 days ago. Stings when I sit on it a certain way so have to compromise the way I move.

Doctor Answers 2

Liposuction Incision

Hi There, 

This incision does not appear to be infected. Some areas heal quicker than others, this is normal. Avoid submerging it in water, such as hot tubs, pools, or baths until it completely closes. In the mean time, a thin layer of antibacterial ointment is all I suggest. 

Hope this helps, 

Javad Sajan, MD


Seattle Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Needs more time

This incision is slowly healing and will need more time.

Keep it covered with a bandaid and some antibiotic ointment.

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