Bleeding non stop from armpit 9-10 days after brachioplasty/arm lift. (photos)
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Bleeding is a serious concern and should be evaluated immediately. Since your surgery was done in Mexico, you should present yourself to the emergency room and they can arrange for a plastic surgeon from their on-call schedule to see you.
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Bleeding from armpit
This sounds like you have had a haematoma(post operative bleeding). The blood has collected in the space and has now liquified and decided to leak out of the wound. The fact that it is dark suggests it is old blood and that you are not actively bleeding( so will not bleed to death).
Your options are to allow the body to get rid and/or reabsorb this, or to have it evacuated which will speed up your healing
unfortunately, this is a reasonably common complication of that surgery. moisture leads to maceration, and the repair breaks down. it does sound like you may have had collection which evacuated itself. would likely treat this with local wound care, followed by scar revision if necessary. definitely air your concerns with your treating physician.
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You may have either a hematoma or seroma. You should contact your plastic surgeon immediately, but if he/she is not available given your surgery was in Mexico, you should contact a local plastic surgeon or go to the emergency room. Based on your description, this does not sound like a life-threatening issue, but you should address is as soon as possible.
Post op bleeding following brachioplasty
Contacting your surgeon would be a good place to start. If that avenue is a dead end, then you could contact local plastic surgeons and see if they can help. If you have no plastic surgeons locally available then an emergency room visit would be your next option. Best wishes
thank for your question. I concur with previous opinions on a previous collection of blood that has started to drain though a partial breakdown in your incision. (The blood looks very dark suggesting an old collection) My concern for you isn't the blood leaking, rather the possibility of having a significant wound breakdown along your incision. The pictures are hard to assess, but the darker areas could represent skin edge compromise. The areas at the T junction are under the most tension. If your incision opens, you will have to discuss wound management with your surgeon. My concern for patients that have surgery outside of this country is that while the operations are less expensive, the postoperative management is lacking. Complications do happen and its hard to get adequate treatment when you are not near your surgeon. Internet recommendation are helpful, but nothing replaces in office visits, wound evaluation and clinical examination. Good luck with your progress, and I hope you incision heals better than the pictures appear.
Thank you for your question and pictures. From the looks of it, you probably had an old blood collection that is now draining through the skin. Make sure to contact your PS in Mexico, you may have to go back to see him there. Otherwise, a trip to the ER may be your other best option.
from your photo it appears that you have old blood that you lost from your vascular system days ago leaking out. Though it might seem alike a lot of blood, I am confident you are not going to get dangerously low in your blood count from this loss.
I would let your PS know what is going on for any further treatment.
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