I had a breast lift & reduction 6 weeks ago. Everything has gone well and I love my breast. But I know have a open wound (Photo)
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Wound after Breast Reduction
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Post breast reduction small open wound
Its not uncommon to have a little area open up along the incision for a variety of reasons. It is nothing to worry about especially as you have stayed in touch with your plastic surgeon. This area should heal up form the inside out ("healing by secondary intention") and the resulting scar will probably look like the scar above and below this area (i.e. you should not notice any significant difference in the final scar).
So, just follow your surgeon's directions and everything should work out well. Obviously, if the wound changes for the worse, let your surgeon know.
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I had a breast lift & reduction 6 weeks ago. Everything has gone well and I love my breast. But I know have a open wound ?
It is not unusual after a breast reduction to have some areas of delayed healing and when treated adequately, this not affects the final cosmetic outcome. From the photos you have healed very well and the area of concern is very limited. Conservative treatment (antibiotics and daily wound care) are usually the best way to guide the healing. In case you notice any worsening, you should contact the office of your surgeon and ask for advice. Avoid any smoking (I am sure you don't smoke)!
All the best
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