Recovery after breast reduction in Melbourne, Florida
Any time there is a
consideration after breast reduction or any plastic surgery procedure, the
first step is to be seen by your plastic surgeon. Fortunately, many situations that may at
first appear worrisome to patients are often common and/or expected as part of
the postop recovery course. Therefore,
being seen by your surgeon may be very reassuring. I hope this is helpful. Best of luck!
You likely have a small stitch abscess in one spot, and some separation in another. Your surgeon can advise you on the appropriate wound care.
This is likely a suture issue. Get to your surgeon's office for an evaluation and hopefully the removal of suture or two can avert a larger scale problem.
John Di Saia MD
Wound healing problems after breast reduction
Thank you for including photos. Wound healing issues are pretty common after a breast reduction, given you likely have more than 1 foot of incisions to heal. These areas don't appear acutely infected, but you should definitely be seen by your surgeon soon to reassess whether or not there is infection developing. Most of the time there are wound healing issues most often in the junction of the vertical and horizontal incisions, and local wound care with gauze/band aid/ antibiotic ointment as well as some close watching and patience will heal these.