Should I be worried? What to do? (Photos)
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Breast augmentation post op, some advices:
Thanks for the question.
I recommend you to apply local wound care with an antibacterial soap and to maintain the wound dry and clean.
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.
It looks like in the photos that you have some wound separation. If the implant is not exposed, then this will likely heal with local wound care. Best to follow closely with your surgeon.
This is a common, but it should be checked out
This site is a common area of skin breakdown in a simultaneous augmentation mastopexy. The advice you've been given sounds accurate, however, it should be examined by your PS in person. You just need to be sure there is no infection and that the implant is not exposed. My referenced video specifically addresses this complication.
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It is common for there to be a small amount of skin loss in this area after combination breast lift with implants.
However I think it is important that UB examined in person by her plastic surgeon and not proceed with simply telephone advice. Typically once the scab falls off with proper local wound care new skin grows over this area in a matter of 3-4 weeks.
However if there is a stitch your surgeon should remove it not you. I also cannot tell if the dark area in the first photo represents a deeper hole. It is very important that your surgeon examine you to make sure that there is only surface loss of tissue and plenty of adequate thick tissue covering the implant.
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