1 month post op, I have an open wound after Breast Reduction? (photo)
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Open wound after breast reduction
Breast Reduction and Open Wound?
I'm sorry to hear about the complication you have experienced after breast reduction surgery.
There are a multitude of different ways to handle this situation. Ultimately, the most important factor, in my opinion, is close follow-up with your plastic surgeon. Your plastic surgeon will be able to clean the wound ( debridement) and advise you about specific local wound care, better than online consultants will be able to do.
You should have peace of mind that in the long run ( whether with local wound care or further surgery to close the wound or revise the scar), you should do well.
Again, continue to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.
Every practice is different; in our practice we would be doing the wet to dry method. Make sure you follow up with your PS and keep a very close on your wound.
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Open Wound After Breast Reduction?
If you are unsure of the care you are receiving than obtain a second opinion. The photos shows early signs of healing but if still draining than you need more aggressive wound care. Like a wound VAC, hyperbaric therapy, surgical debridement, frequent dressing changes.
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