Any suggestions on the healing? (photos)
7 months ago
I posted pictures yesterday of a problematic opening of my skin under the incision. I am using Bacitraycin topical & started Cephalexin yesterday. Not sure if the area is infected or just inflamed. Dr is board certified & in practice for 30 yrs. Dr wants to close it today - just not sure, makes me nervous. I do not smoke. PA suggested hematoma that opened the skin. I'm clueless but panicky. Suggestions please!
Doctor Answers 2
You had an area that opened up. May have a slight infection but this will resolve. At this point if you close this it will likely open up again. You are better off letting it heal. If it heals well you won't need to anything else. If you have a scar, it can be easily revised at about 6 months.
Any suggestions on the healing?
Open wound issues following facial surgery occur. In my practice I allow secondary closure over a few months. Than start red light laser sessions to promote scar maturation. If the final scar is not acceptable than at 6 months postop I offer revision under local.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as
a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you
have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute
or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.