One month post op breast reduction, it seems my incisions are splitting and I cannot tell if they're infected. (photos)
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One month post op breast reduction, it seems my incisions are splitting and I cannot tell if they're infected.
Incision separation after a breast reduction or mastopexy is somewhat common due to several factors including the tension that is left on the skin after the procedure and its subsequent swelling. Some people react to various suture materials as well. Appropriate dressings recommended by your surgeon may be necessary for several weeks but in the end it will heal. I think that you should be seen at least once or twice weekly by your doctor to monitor healing and progress. Best wishes.
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If you are having incision issues like spitting sutures, etc.. you should be seen by your surgeon. Good luck.
Thank you for your question - Openings along the breast reduction incisions are not uncommon. Follow-up with your plastic surgeon is indicated to evaluate the cause of the opening. A treatment plan can then be determined. Best of luck!
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Thank you for your pictures. Unfortunately, suture extrusion/spitting does occur. The best treatment is frequent monitoring by your plastic surgeon. He or she will decide the best treatment course.
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