Speak to your plastic surgeon, it is best
Thanks for posting your question. I am happy to try and help you. It is
important to remember that a board certified plastic surgeon will be your best
resource when it comes to an accurate assessment of your situation, and
Having said that, different surgeons will use different techniques to close the
wounds. There is no one way to do it. There is no one right way to do it
either. Your wound has a complication that should be addressed properly. I am
sure if you contacted your PS office they will be happy to answer this with the
Dr. Michael J. Brown
Northern Virginia Plastic Surgeon
Wound healing in the axilla
The grandstand has spoken and what you have appears to be nothing concerning and that it should resolve with good wound care. If there are any adverse changes such as spreading redness or increase in drainage, you must see your surgeon if you already haven't done so.
Suture in incision
As others have stated, it does appear that its just a suture that is "spitting" out. Usually gets resolved with simple removal of the stitch. Follow up with your surgeon to have it evaluated.
Thank you for the question and photo and you are probably "spitting " a stitch but see your surgeon for follow up care
Small healing problem
It looks like a small area of inflammation, that will just need a little extra wound care. Definitely follow up with your surgeon for advice on how to take care of the wound.
It looks like a minor separation- this could be either a small suture abscess (suture spitting) or even an infected hair follicle. Use some antibiotic ointment and have it checked by your surgeon when possible.
Hole in incision
From the looks of your photo, this looks to be a small stitch abscess. It probably represents the not where the buried suture was tied. Nothing to worry about will heal on its own. Sometimes that portion of the stitch can be removed to facilitate healing. Antibiotic ointments are sometimes recommended as well. Ask your plastic surgeon what methods they like for this problem. Congratulation on your surgery hope the rest of your recovery is uneventful.