Had BL and augmentation 3 weeks ago. It appears I have necrosis of my breast crease. Is this infected? (Photo)
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Skin necrosis after augmentation mastopexy
You dont' need to be worried butif you have not gone back to see your plastic surgeon you should. There are many different ways to treat this. I usually hae patietns apply antibiotic oinment until it starts to separate then I remove thedead skin and start local wound care. This looks to only involve the skin but if deeper tissues are necrotic there is a risk of implant exposure which is not good. This is why you need tomake your surgeon aware and let him/her decide the next course of action.
3 weeks post op, some advices:
I recommend you to apply strict wound care and to maintain the wound dry and clean.
In my practice, after performing a BA I recommend to my patients to limit the movement of the arms for two weeks. After that, you can move your arms taking care and always with common sense.
In this regard, it's not advisable to carry heavy weights to prevent the implant out of position, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, also to avoid pain and breast swelling.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol.-
heals with conservative wound care, you do need to have your surgeon see this and frequently reassess it during the healing process.
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Small area of skin/tissue loss
A breast lift requires removal of excess skin and tissues to restore a smooth uplifted "skin brazierre". The blood supply to the inframammary crease incision is less robust than other areas. Small areas of skin necrosis is relatively common in this area and can be treated with conservative techniques of wound care. However, frequent visits with your Plastic Surgeon is required to ensure no infections occur and that the wound is progressing normally.
Good luck with the remainder of your recovery!
Had BL and augmentation 3 weeks ago. It appears I have necrosis of my breast crease. Is this infected?
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