Opening. I have been back to the surgeon every week since my surgery. (photo)
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Thank you for your question and photos. I am sorry to hear about your difficulty with this incision. This is a common area for delayed wound closure. Typically, conservative wound care/cleaning and regular follow ups as you are doing, will help you to heal well with no long term issues. I recommend that you continue to follow up in person with your Plastic Surgeon and report any changes.
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Wound care following surgery
Thank you for your question.I am glad to hear that you are being seen frequently as some surgeons would try to avoid the issue. This is a common area of some skin breakdown and is best managed with simple wound care. Every surgeon has their own preferred method. The area typically will heal with very acceptable results and rarely requires a little excision under local after fully healed.Best Dr. L
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I appreciate your question.
I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon as every surgeon has their own respective post op protocol for his/her patients. Your surgeon is your best resource as he/she is most familiar with your medical history and how you are healing at this time.
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 plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Optimal Healing After Breast Surgery
Hello and thank you for your question. I'm sorry that you're having these issues after your breast surgery! It looks as though you have a small, superficial wound in a very common place after either having a breast reduction or a breast augmentation with a lift (mastopexy). I would have you shower at least twice a day and allow warm, soapy water to run over the wound. Pat the wound dry and apply a small amount of triple antibiotic ointment over the wound. Cover the wound with a sterile, non-adherent dressing such as a Telfa Pad with an adhesive border. I would also make sure that you are on a multivitamin with zinc, and I would have you taking extra Vitamin C. Zinc and Vitamin C have been shown in studies to help with wound healing. I hope that helps, and good luck!
Wound after surgery
this is a common area of skin/wound breakdown after surgery. Discuss with your surgeon his/her preferred method of wound care, but typically some simple wound care will allow the area to heal without any major issues.
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