So I had my breast augmentation June 21st; I'm 10 days post op. My steri strips still have not came off? (Photos)
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Post Op Concerns
Thank you for your question. My patients keep their steri strips in place for 2-3 weeks. As for the vein, it could be inflamed for a few weeks and warm compresses usually help but it would be best to discuss these issues with your Plastic Surgeon in person and let them advise you.
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Steri Strips after Breast Augmentation with writs pain from IV
Thanks for your question and photos. Steri strips are usually placed with a special glue that can keep them on for a while. The skin under them is sealed within 24hrs, so getting an infection is unlikely but possible. I do not use steri strips and used dermabond instead. I would check with your doctors office but i usually tell patients to remove them within one week after surgery. the IV site pain is likely some scarring but can be a small nodule. Warm compress and massage as tolerated can help. Seek an in person exam from your doctors office as this helps the best. Good Luck
All the best,
Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS
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Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Steri strips and tender IV site
As long as you are not having any irritation from the adhesive in the steri strips they should be just fine. You can touch base with your office to be sure what they recommend you do at this point. You may have thrombophlebitis from your IV site. If there is any redness or streaking be seen ASAP, but if it is tender nodule try warm compresses and elevation. Again, it is worth touching base with your surgeon's office about these issues because you are so early after surgery.
Best of luck,
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So I had my breast augmentation June 21st; I'm 10 days post op. My steri strips still have not came off?
Breast augmentation - questions on day ten
- Please call your surgeon's office for guidance on your steristrips.
- (They may want you to leave them or to remove them and apply fresh tape.)
- There will not be anything stuck in your vein but phlebitis (a vein infection) can occur.
- Please be sure to mention this to your surgeon's office when you call in.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Breast Augmentation June 21
A vein that has previously been used as an IV site may develop superficial thrombophlebitis. This is an inflammation of the vein. Treatment includes:
NSAIDS - if cleared by the surgeon for use in the postoperative phrase
The symptoms usually resolve in 1-2 weeks, but the hardness of the vein can last longer.
Congratulations on your Augmentation! Steri Strips usually stay on for 2 weeks but also check with your surgeons protocol. Depends upon what type of sutures where used during your breast augmentation, but the steri strips could be holding onto a "pull-through" suture. Contact your plastic surgeon and set up a post op appointment before messing with the steri strips.
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