Healing delay. Any recommendations? (Photo)
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6 weeks post op, some advices:
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.
I also recommend you to talk with your plastic surgeon and follow his advices.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol.-
Delayed Wound Closure
Thank you for the question and photo. I recommend that you ask your Plastic Surgeon to investigate and examine this in person so that they can determine what issue there may be and advise you.
All the best
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It appears to be headed in a safe direction.
Hang in there and keep up with your surgeon.
Healing Delay - Any Recommendations?
The T point is the point of greatest tension with the poorest vascularity. Because the blood vessels have the longest way to travel to this particular area, and since the tension is greatest, it is very common to have delayed wound healing at this point.
Since this delayed wound healing is so ubiquitous, it should almost be considered a part of the normal wound healing and not truly a complication. This particular problem is normally skin deep only and rarely threatens any of the deeper structures.
Simple wound care prescribed by your personal plastic surgeon will normally heal this area with minimal to no scarring. Your concern is both reasonable and rational, and you should follow your plastic surgeon's advice. Continue the contact and discussion with your plastic surgeon and his or her office until this superficial wound has completely healed.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.