Open Incision site. Any suggestions?
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Some Separated Wounds Can Be Re-closed Successfully
You have what is called a “wound dehiscence”, which simply means that the wound edges have separated, leaving an open wound. If the wound broke open due to accidental trauma or sutures coming undone, you can often have success in “steri-stripping” the wound closed using sterile medical tapes. If this works, the scar should be minimal. On the other hand, if the wound separated on its own without
trauma or suture breakage, chances are there is an early infection or fluid
collection which the body is trying to rid itself of. In that case, trying to reclose the wound is
actually counterproductive in that you will probably make things worse by closing
the infection inside of the body, instead of letting your body take care of it.
If the wound is infected, the key treatment is to leave it open with dressing changes and irrigations which dilutes out the bacteria, and then your body can deal more effectively with the remaining bacteria in the
wound. In this case, the body will heal from the inside out, usually leaving a wider and darker scar.
I hope this helps answer your question. Good luck!
Incision Sites and Healing from Gynecomastia Surgery
Also, as you heal, the area may feel “lumpy” and irregular. This, too, decreases with time, and massaging these areas will help soften the scar tissue. The #compression garment helps reduce the swelling, and the longer it is worn, the more quickly you will #heal. It can also assist in the retraction of the skin. If you have any concerns about #healing, its best to ask questions of your surgeon or their nursing staff.
This will heal and close with time
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