I am 10 days post op, this appeared this morning. Is it the start of skin necrosis? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 3
Post op care
Possible wound problems
Your concerns are certainly valid. The area under the dressing just above the scar line appears to have a ring of pigmentation. This would probably be visualised a lot better if the steristrips were removed.
Healing problems can happen due to issues with circulation but these may affect either superficial or deeper tissues.
I would inspect the area after removing all dressings and then closely follow it through. Frequently it is only the surface layers which are involved or their is marked bruising in the area. This may not require any further intervention.
However if the problem is deeper than it may need to be addressed in a surgical manner.
The key is to get it reviewed by your PS and then wait and watch if any issues come up.