8 weeks post op. Why has abdominal incision opened? It appears infected? Does left nipple area appear infected as well? (Photo)
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Skin necrosis after TT and mastopexy aug
It can happen with any excisional procedure that violates the native blood supply. Local wound care (keeping things moist) following by a scar revision is the answer. Most people do fine.
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8 weeks post op. Why has abdominal incision opened? It appears infected? Does left nipple area appear infected as well?
Dr. Gregory Park
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Dean Vistnes, MD.
Vistnes Plastic Surgery
San Francisco Bay Area
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Mommy make-over - incisions opening after 8 weeks
- I am sorry to tell you this is not a normal healing process.
- You need to see your surgeon to determine what is causing the wounds to re-open -
- It may be something simple like a reaction to sutures - or poor healing or infection.
- Most importantly - you wounds need the personal care of your plastic surgeon.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Mommy Makeover /Breast Augmentation / Breast Implants/ Tummy Tuck /Liposuction/ Revision Surgery
Since there has been a change in your post op course, please contact your surgeon so he/she can examine you and recommend the most appropriate wound care treatment at this time.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
-too much tension
-not enough blood supply
-not enough sutures
-suture extrusion (sutures being pushed out by the body)
Unfortunately, its hard to tell from the photos alone which of these factors could be the cause. Your plastic surgeon will be the best to evaluate and recommend appropriate treatments to help heal these areas.
I hope this helps.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
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