Does this look like a normal post op breast reduction? (Photo)
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Does this look like a normal post op breast reduction?
Unfortunately, these types of wound healing problems can occur after breast reduction surgery. The most important "step" for successful resolution, in my opinion, is close follow-up with your plastic surgeon. He/she will be able to recommend appropriate local wound care, treat any infection present, and/or remove any suture material that potentially will delay healing.
Generally speaking, patients who experience these types of superficial separations go on to heal well, without long-term detraction from the end results. Occasionally, scar revision surgery may be helpful, if the scar is wider in the involved area.
Minor Wound Separation After Breast Reduction/Breast Lift
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There does look to be some wound breakdown at the lower part of your nipple.
There is also some pale tissue at the bottom and I think it would be sensible to see your plastic surgeon as you certainly need regular dressings on this area.
I would anticipate that with regular dressings the area will fully heal but it is important to have the area cleaned and washed regularly and the correct dressings applied to speed this recovery process.
Overall I would suggest you schedule a consultation with your plastic surgeon to discuss the best way forward for you.
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