Is my healing going bad? (Photo)
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See your surgeon
My concern is for swelling causing nipple necrosis
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast surgery.
best of luck!
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Sorry to hear you are having this problem. From your picture I can see you have epidermolysis (superficial skin loss) around the scar and over you nipple-areolar complex. As the skin loss is relatively superficial it should heal well. However without examination it is a bit difficult to evaluate the extension of skin necrosis.
To help the healing process please keep it clean and protect it with non adhesive dressings (Mepitel, Inadine or any other similar dressings).
If you notice that your breast became red or swollen you need to see plastic surgeon as soon as possible as it can be caused by infection.
If the damage is only superficial it usually heals without leaving unfavourable scars.
I hope that helps.
I wish you to heal well and soon.
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