1 week after TT in DR. Wound opened. (photo)
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Open wound after Tt
The scar seems to be very vertically oriented and may just be superficially separated, but I agree that a very tight garment may cause problems with wound healing. See a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon i your area for advice as infection can be an issue when in a foreign country and the pathogens are different!!
Doesn't look like opening!
thanks for the question. Looking at your picture, it doesn't look like opening of the wound but an abrasion from the pressure garment and seems superficial. The treatment given to you is perfect but try to keep it covered until it heals and make sure your pressure garment is not too tight and rubbing against the suture line as the area is numb initially any injury is not perceived. It looks superficial and daily cleaning and dressing will heal it up fast probably by 2 weeks but please consult your PS!
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Open wound after TT
Thank you for your question and photographs.It is important to listen to the advice of your surgeon. I would follow his post-operative care protocols, keep applying the cream as directed and keep the wound clean to prevent infection. If the wound opens more or you develop a fever, unusual discharge, foul odor or the skin is hot to touch then I would contact your surgeon immediately for an examination as this could be sign of infection or complication with the wound. I hope this helps.
Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS
Antibiotic creams will help
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